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

1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (More info)

1958 – Elvis Presley is inducted into the US Army (More info)

1989 – The Exxon Valdez hits a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, resulting in an enormous oil spill (More info)

1998 – Two students open fire at a middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, killing five and wounding 10 (More info)

2002 – Halle Berry becomes the first African-American woman to be awarded an Oscar for Best Actress (More info)