Today in History:
1942: American industrialist Henry Ford patents plastic automobile construction.
2000: Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft making Steve Ballmer 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