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

1793 – After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government (More info)

1895 – While experimenting with electricity, German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray (More info)

1923 – In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in the Beer Hall Putsch, an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Germany’s government (More info)

1960 – John F. Kennedy becomes the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States, narrowly defeating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon (More info)

1966 – Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African-American elected to the US Senate since Reconstruction (More info)