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

1775 – Continental Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured by the British (More info)

1789 – The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the US Constitution, the first 10 of which become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1957 – Under escort from the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (More info)

1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court (More info)