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

1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College (More info)

1941 – The United Service Organization, or USO, is created to entertain American troops (More info)

1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California (More info)

1983 – Singer Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 32 (More info)

2004 – Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg (More info)