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 antiterrorism law (more info)

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