On this day:

1980: Robert Mugabe becomes Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister A hero of the black struggle against the white minority rule in his country, Mugabe won a landslide victory. 1789: The U.S. Constitution is put into effect The law is one of the world’s oldest constitutions still in use.

Born on this day:

1678: Antonio Vivaldi: Italian violinist, composer

1965: Khaled Hosseini: Khaled Hosseini

Gone on this day:

2008: Gary Gygax: American game designer, writer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons