Today in History, Oct. 24

Sergei Rodovnichenko / FlickrSpasskaya Tower on the Kremlin's eastern wall.

78 years ago today, on Oct. 24, 1935, the first five-pointed star appeared on one of the Kremlin's many towers. The star was made out of stainless steel and red copper and was installed on Spasskaya Tower overlooking Red Square.