Today in History: December 30

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Today in History: December 30

December 30, 2013 Updated Dec 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: Saddam Hussein is executed; Fire in Chicago kills 600 people; Vladimir Lenin proclaims the establishment of the Soviet Union; The United Auto Workers union stage their first "sit-down" strike; Musician Bo Diddley is born.