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

1789 – America’s first presidential election is held, with George Washington emerging victorious (More info)

1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game (More info)

1953 – President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb (More info)

1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro (More info)

1979 – Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, toppling the brutal regime of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge (More info)