On This Day: November 12th

November 12th:

1927- Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, paving the way for Joseph Stalin to consolidate complete power

1968- US Supreme Court: Epperson v. Arkansas, court declares unconstitutional Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools

1727- France & Bavaria renew secret treaty

1793- The 1st Mayor of Paris and astronomer Jean Sylvain Bailly, is guillotined during the Reign of Terror

1890- Mabel Loomis Todd publishes the first edition of “Poems by Emily Dickinson”

1923- In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to seize power during “Beer Hall Putsch” coup

1925- US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts

1933- 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field – sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Pirates lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0

1965- Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

1975- 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0

1984- Paul McCartney releases “We All Stand Together”

1990- The World Wide Web is first proposed by CERN computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau

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