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

1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (More info)

1944 – The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (More info)

1973 – President Richard Nixon vetoes the War Powers Resolution, which would limit presidential power to commit armed forces abroad without Congressional approval (More info)

1983 – President Ronald Reagan, citing the threat posed to American nationals on the Caribbean nation of Grenada by that nation’s Marxist regime, orders the Marines to invade and secure their safety (More info)

1994 – Susan Smith claims her car with her two young sons inside was carjacked; it is later learned she drove the car into a lake to drown her children (More info)