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

1967 – The Beatles release their landmark album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (More info)

1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is first published (More info)

1980 – Cable News Network, better known as CNN, begins broadcasting (More info)

1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production (More info)

2009 – General Motors files for bankruptcy, the fourth largest in US history (More info)