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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 - USSR
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Soviet Union coat of arms

1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the Soviet Union, is formed. The Communist Party remained in control of the socialist state until the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, and became the Russian Federation.

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