This Day in History

LAPD Officers Beat Rodney King on Camera

On March 3rd, 1991, Rodney King is severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers, leading to widespread riots in Los Angeles in 1992 after the officers involved are acquitted. The event sparked national debate about race relations and police brutality in the United States.

Gorbachev Resigns, Dissolving the Soviet Union

On December 25th, 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, effectively dissolving the Soviet Union. This marked the end of the Cold War era and the beginning of a new chapter in global geopolitics.