Today in History, June 21

WikipediaA GAZ-A automobile on display at the transport exposition in the Polytechnical Museum, Moscow

Eighty-eight years ago today, on June 21, 1925, the first taxis started to appear on Moscow's roads. By 1935, there were still only 500 taxis operating in the city — an incredible figure considering that by 1925 Paris was already home to more than 16,000 taxis. Cars had to be imported until Russia started to produce its own models, for example, the GAZ-A.