Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – American Revolutionary War begins (More info)

1897 – The first Boston Marathon is run (More info)

1927 – Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play ‘Sex’ (More info)

1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas ends (More info)

1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, killing 168 people (More info)