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

1830 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others (More info)

1896 – The first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece (More info)

1917 – The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I (More info)

1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement (More info)

1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter (More info)