On this day:

1789: George Washington becomes the first U.S. President

1955: Imperial Bank of India nationalized

1993: CERN announces that World Wide Web protocols will remain free

2013: Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared “The First Superstar of Indian cinema” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards

Born on this day:

1777: Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician

Gone on this day:

1030: Mahmud of Ghazni

1945: Adolf Hitler, Austrian/German politician, Chancellor of Germany