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)