On this day:

1991: The Warsaw Pact is disbanded Following the end of the Cold War, the defence treaty between 8 communist states had lost its purpose. It had been signed in 1955 as an antagonist of NATO.

1947: The state of Prussia is dissolved At its peak, the most important state of the German empire encompassed parts of modern-day Germany, Poland, and Russia.

Born on this day:

1943: George Harrison English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1841: Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter

Gone on this day:

2001: Donald Bradman: Australian cricketer, one of the greatest run-scorers in the history of the game and often judged the greatest player of the 20th century

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