Today is May 23, 2017

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Holidays

  • Day of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan
    Day of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, as a professional festival, set Order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on 16 May in 2007, which states: 1. Every...
  • World Turtle Day
    Today, 23 May, the world is World Turtle Day (World Turtle Day) — an animal that symbolizes wisdom, wealth and longevity. Unusual holiday originated in 2000 on the initiative of the American...
  • Labour Day in Jamaica
    Labour Day in Jamaica was first recorded in 1939. Jamaica — an island blessed with amazing beauty. But when coupled with thoughtless human actions have undermined the environment, gradually...
  • The proclamation of the Bab
    proclamation of the Bab, the day when the Bab — the forerunner of the prophet Baha'i Faith proclaimed His Mission in 1844 in the city of Shiraz (Persia). This is the birth day of the Baha'i...
  • Day of the Apostle Simon the Zealot in Abkhazia
    May 23 in Abkhazia celebrates Day of the Apostle Simon the Zealot. This day is of great importance not only for the Orthodox Abkhazia, but also significant for the entire Christian world, because...
  • Monaco Grand Prix
    The first Monte Carlo Rally took place in 1911, and away we go ... Since 1929 began regular race Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco). Until 1948, when the "Formula 1" did not exist, were...

Outstanding events

Born this day

  • Carl Linnaeus
    Portrait of Carl Linnaeus (Portrait by A. Roslin, 1775) Carl Linnaeus was born May 23 in 1707 in the family of a village pastor. From his youth he concentrated on natural history, particularly...
  • Franz Mesmer
    "Animal Magnetism" Mesmer Franz Anton Mesmer was born May 23 in 1734 in the small Austrian town of Itsnange. He could not find himself. He dreamed of becoming a great musician. Then — a...
  • Vitaly Wolf
    Vitaly Y. Wolf Vitaly Y. Wolfe was born May 23 in 1930 in Baku (Azerbaijan), the son of renowned lawyer Baku. He dreamed of going to GITIS and become an actor, but at the insistence of his...
  • Per Lagerkvist
    Per Fabian Lagerkvist Per Fabian Lagerkvist was born May 23 in 1891 in a small town in southern Sweden Vex in a Lutheran family. The family had seven children, and Per was younger. After...
  • Baghdasarov
    Baghdasarov with her daughter Karina and son Arthur Michael Ashotovich Baghdasarov born May 23 in 1945 in Baku (Azerbaijan). From childhood he loved animals and wanted to be a trainer. In...
  • Anatoly Karpov
    Anatoly Karpov (Photo : El Hombre de Tasmania from Ant
  • Larissa Guzeyeva
    Larissa Guzeyeva Larisa Andriivna Guzeyeva born May 23 in 1959 in the village of Burtinskaya Orenburg region, in the teacher's family. Nurturing a rigorous, from childhood dreams of becoming an...
  • Alina Charrigaud
    Alina Charrigaud Charrigaud Alina was born in Essua May 23 in 1859, where for several generations have lived all of her ancestors. Alina's mother was a seamstress, his father — a baker. ...
  • Artie Shaw
    American jazz clarinetist, conductor, composer and writer, one of the greatest musicians of "Swing Era," Shaw had the highest technical skill and a good sense of phrasing. Artie Shaw (Arthur...
  • Robert Moog
    Robert Moog "The man who changed the face of modern music", "the godfather of rock '... — all epithets deservedly received this giant engineering. After all, he has opened a new page in...

Died this day

  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was born Johann 20 March in 1828 in the small town of Skien, on the Bay of Christiania, a wealthy Danish family of shipowners, has ancient Norse roots. His father is...
  • Girolamo Savonarola
    Girolamo Savonarola Girolamo Savonarola was born in Ferrara September 21 in 1452. He received a humanistic education, practiced medicine, was fond of theology. In juvenile poems Savonarola was...
  • George Tovstonogov
    George Tovstonogov George Tovstonogov born September 28 in 1915 in Tbilisi. Thanks to him, Big Drama in St. Petersburg has become a legend. He created a great theater, which is still called...
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller was born July 8 in 1839 Richforde (USA), the family of a merchant. At age 14, John moved with his parents to Grelveld and two years later, leaving school,...
  • Roh Moo- hyun
    Roh Moo-hyun Roh Moo-hyun was born September 1 in 1946 in the small village of Gimhae (Southern Province Keesan), the son of a poor peasant. learning was easy for him, he was a diligent...