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

1591 – Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia (More info)

1881 – Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield (More info)

1946 –The first annual Cannes Film Festival opens in the resort city of Cannes on the French Riviera (More info)

1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match (More info)

2001 – In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares a “war on terror” (More info)