What Happened Today in History
1461 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
1714 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
1933 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
1955 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan
1990 US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield
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Today in Film & TV
2015 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”
Today in Music
2009 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)
Today in Sport
1929 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's
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Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I
Today in History in 1606
Would You Believe?
Valais witch trial proceedings begin in Valais Canton, Switzerland, first organized witch trials
Today in History in 1428