Today in History:
1942:
 American industrialist Henry Ford patents plastic automobile construction.
2000: Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft making Steve Ballmer as the new CEO
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen.

Born on this day:
1949: 
Rakesh Sharma: Indian military pilot and astronaut, First Indian to go in the space

Gone on this day:
1941:
 James Joyce: Irish author. Writer of the novel Ulysses