Today in History, Oct. 22

Wiki commonsChurch of the Nativity of Our Lady, built by the Stroganovs. One of Nizhny Novgorod's most famous sights.

23 years ago today, on Oct. 22, 1990, the city of Gorky reverted back to its historical name — Nizhny Novgorod. The city's name had been changed in 1932 in honor of writer Maxim Gorky, who was born there.