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

753 BC – Romulus and Remus founded Rome (More info)

1836 – Under Sam Houston, the Texas army defeats the Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto (More info)

1918 – German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed (More info)

1982 – Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves (More info)

1997 – The ashes of Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry and 22 others are blasted into space for the first space funerals (More info)