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Today in History


On this day in 721 B.C., the Babylonians made the first-ever record of an eclipse of the sun.


On this day in 1944, German troops crossed the border into Hungary during World War II.


On this day in 2014, the Taipei District Court handed Legislature President Wang Jin-pyng his first major victory in a legal battle to retain his membership in the ruling party – the Kuomintang (KMT) – and by extension, his status as a member of Taiwan's legislature.