THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 764 Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an for 15 days, capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty
  • 1927 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power
 
  • 1942 WWII Naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins between Allied and Japanese forces in Solomon Islands
  • 1968 US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools
  • 1970 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing up to 500,000, making it the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded

Source: Onthisday.com

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