On this day: December 30

POSTED: 9:57 PM PST December 8, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST December 29, 2013 
Saddam Hussein's first day of trial, 2005

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.