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

1825 – The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (More info)

1881 – Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (More info)

1984 – Dr. Leonard L. Bailey performs the first baboon-to-human heart transplant (More info)

2001 – President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, a controversial anti-terrorism law (More info)

2005 – The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years (More info)