This Day in History

Leon Trotsky is Expelled from the Soviet Communist Party

On this day, Leon Trotsky, one of the key figures in the Russian Revolution, was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party. This marked a turning point in the power struggle within the Soviet Union and ultimately led to his exile.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the baseball season, a record that stood for decades and became a symbol of baseball greatness.

The First Fully Electronic Television

Farnsworth made his first successful electronic television transmission on September 7, 1927, and filed a patent for his system that same year. Farnsworth continued to perfect his system and gave the first demonstration to the press in September 1928.