Today in history: Establishment of USSR, execution of Saddam Hussein, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1922

The USSR is established

(Photograph:WION)

1927

First subway line in Asia, the Ginza opens in Tokyo

(Photograph:WION)

1943

Subhash Chandra Bose hoists India's first flag of Independence in Port Blair

(Photograph:WION)

1953

First batch of color TV sets go on sale in the US

(Photograph:WION)

2006

Deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed

(Photograph:WION)

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