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

1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified, ending the Mexican-American War (More info)

1876 – The first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system by Alexander Graham Bell (More info)

1959 – Tibetans band together in revolt, surrounding the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces (More info)

1969 – James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. (More info)

2008 – The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer patronized a prostitution service (More info)