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Democratic People's Republic of Korea Established

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea established

#OnThisDayInHistory in 1948, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was established by Moscow’s appointee Kim Il-Sung to the North of the 38th parallel on the Korean Peninsula. After Korea was liberated from the Japanese by the Allies in August 1945, the country

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Communist Party of the Soviet Union Abolished

Communist Party of the Soviet Union Abolished

#OnThisDayInHistory in 1991, the parliament of the USSR (the Supreme Soviet), suspended all activities of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), putting an end to the Communist rule in the USSR. The collapse of the Communist dictatorship was a

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Milton Friedman Born in 1912

Milton Friedman Born in 1912

#OnThisDayInHistory in 1912, one of the most prominent economists of the 20th century and a Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman was born. Friedman was one of the leading figures of the Chicago school of economics, which emphasized the importance of free

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Viking 1 Lands on Mars in 1976

Viking 1 Lands on Mars in 1976

#OnThisDayInHistory Viking 1 was the first US spacecraft to land on Mars. It was also the first spacecraft ever to remain functional on the surface of the planet and to accomplish its mission. It kept transmitting information back to Earth for

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