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

1861 – The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted (More info)

1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan (More info)

1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States (More info)

2004 – Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain kill 191 people (More info)

2011 – A 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes outside Sendai, Japan, triggering a nuclear crisis and a tsunami killing thousands of people (More info)