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

1787: The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the US Constitution, is published (more info)

1904: The first underground New York City Subway line opens (more info)

1962: Complicated and tension-filled negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union finally result in a plan to end the two-week-old Cuban Missile Crisis (more info)

1970: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice release a double-LP concept album called 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (more info)

1994: The US prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history (more info)