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

1789 – The first session of the United States Congress is held in New York City as the US Constitution takes effect (More info)

1917 – Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives (More info)

1933 – At the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States (More info)

1952 – Ernest Hemingway completes his Pulitzer-winning novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ (More info)

1966 – John Lennon sparks a furor when he says the Beatles are “bigger than Jesus” (More info)