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On this day: December 30

Published On: Dec 08 2013 11:57:10 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 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 - LeBron James
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1984: Basketball player LeBron James, who has won two NBA titles with the Miami Heat, is born in Akron, Ohio. James, who started his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, has also won four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, a NBA scoring title, and a NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

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