Today In History – 12 November, 2020

Important Events

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

Today In Film & TV

1910 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon

Today In Music

1989 George Forrest’s musical “Grand Hotel” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances (5 Tony wins)

Today In Sports

1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215

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