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

1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States (More info)

1865 – The American Civil War ends (More info)

1924 – Congress grants US citizenship to all American Indians (More info)

1953 – Queen Elizabeth II is crowned in Westminster Abbey (More info)

1997 – Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City (More info)