On this day: December 30

POSTED: 11:57 PM CST Dec 08, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CST Dec 30, 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.