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

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ is published (More info)

1854 – Members of the Whig Party splinter off into a new group they call the Republican Party (More info)

1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity (More info)

1958 – President Lyndon B. Johnson vows to send federal troops to Alabama ensure the safety of participants in a planned civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery (More info)

1969 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar (More info)