On this day:

1989 The Iron Curtain begins to fall as Hungary makes its border fence porous for those escaping East Germany

2018 Indian city of Kanpur declared world’s most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20

Born on this day:

1921 Satyajit Ray, Indian director, born in Calcutta, India

1975 David Beckham, English footballer, coach, model

Gone on this day:

1519 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, architect

1972 J. Edgar Hoover, American first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


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