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