Today in History: On June 5, 1989, a lone man stood in front of tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The incident came a day after the Chinese government cleared the square of protestors who had been there since the beginning of April to protest the policies of the Communist government in China. On June 4, violence erupted in the square as the military attempted to clear the square. Then on the morning of the 5th, as tanks rolled into the square, a man stood in front of them. The tanks attempted to go around him, but were unsuccessful. The Unknown Man then got up on one of the tanks and talked to the driver. After this, he stepped down and remained standing in front of the tanks. At this point, two men came and carried him off. His identity is still not known to this day.