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

1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers and leads to sweeping factory workplace reforms (More info)

1955 – US Customs officials confiscate 520 copies of Allen Ginsberg’s book ‘Howl,’ which had been printed in England, alleging that the work was obscene (More info)

1975 – King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew (More info)

1996 – The European Union’s Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (More info)

2001 – Icelandic pop singer Bjork wears her infamous “dead swan dress” to the Oscars (More info)