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

1707 – Great Britain is formed when England and Scotland join under the Act of Union (More info)

1931– The 102-story Empire State Building opens in New York City (More info)

1967 – Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas (More info)

1991 – At the age of 44, Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan pitches his seventh and final no-hitter (More info)

2003 – President George W. Bush makes a speech aboard an aircraft carrier declaring “major combat operations in Iraq have ended” (More info)