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

1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies (More info)

1894 – The first Stanley Cup championship game is won by the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, which triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals (More info)

1972 – The Supreme Court decides in Eisenstadt v. Baird to allow unmarried persons the right to contraceptives (More info)

1972 – The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification (More info)

1997 – The Hale-Bopp comet makes its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere; it won’t pass again until the year 4397 (More info)