On November 15th, 1956, The Hungarian Revolution.
October 1956, students, intellectuals and office workers pour into the streets of Budapest, demanding the removal of Soviet troops. Within weeks, more than a thousand tanks storm in to crush a nationwide revolt. Outraged citizens fought back with little more than bare hands, but they were hopelessly outmatched. Brutal and unrestrained gunfire killed more than twenty-five thousand Hungarians in Budapest alone and wounded 50,000 more. Hungarian secret police were said to have helped the Soviets who installed a new government under Janos Kadar, an early critic of the uprising. The blunt repression, complete as of November 15, 1956, caused thousands of women, children and old people to leave Hungary and take refuge in other lands.