On this day: December 30

POSTED: 9:57 PM PST December 8, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST December 29, 2013 

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 - Rudyard Kipling
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1865: Author and poet Rudyard Kipling, best known for works of fiction such as "The Jungle Book," "Just So Stories" and "Kim" as well as poems such as "Mandalay," "Gunga Din" and "The White Man's Burden," is born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.

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