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 - Bo Diddley
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1928: R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist Bo Diddley, who would become a founding member of the rock 'n' roll sound, is born Ellas Otha Bates in McComb, Mississippi. Diddley, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, died of heart failure at age 79 on June 2, 2008.

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