Today, twenty-three years ago, the Tank Man of Tiananmen made history by his efforts to stop tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square in China to crush student protests.

Here is a video of what occurred:

Here are some photos:

Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen is from The New York Times.

Tiananmen Square, Then and Now is from The Atlantic.

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