On this day: December 30

Published On: Dec 08 2013 11:57:10 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Rasputin is murdered, the Soviet Union is formed, California's first freeway opens, Ted Bundy escapes for the second time, George Harrison is attacked, and Saddam Hussein is executed, all on this day.

OTD December 30 - Ted Bundy
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1977: More than six months after escaping from the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado, Ted Bundy again escapes, this time from his jail cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Bundy, facing murder charges in the state, sawed a hole in the ceiling of his cell and escaped through a crawlspace. He committed further assaults, including three murders, before ultimately being recaptured in Florida in 1978. He received three death sentences in two separate trials for the Florida homicides and was executed via electric chair on Jan. 24, 1989.

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