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On This Day

  • The Ming dynasty of China fell when the Chongzhen Emperor committed suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
  • After Lord Elgin, the Governor General of Canada, signed the Rebellion Losses Bill into law to compensate the residents of Lower Canada for losses incurred in Rebellions of 1837, protestors rioted and burned down the Parliament building in Montreal.
  • First World War: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Anzac Cove while British and French troops landed at Cape Helles to begin the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.
  • German troops retreated from northern Finland, bringing the Lapland War to a close.
  • Violeta Chamorro took office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman elected in her own right as a head of state in the Americas.

Audio content relating to events that happened on this day in history, according to Wikipedia.

In the News

  • The Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide.
  • The L0 Series maglev train breaks the world speed record and becomes the first train to run at more than 600 km/h (375 mph).
  • Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering killings during the 2012–13 Egyptian protests.
  • At the Boston Marathon, Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa wins the men's race and Kenyan Caroline Rotich wins the women's race.

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