Today is June 19, 2018

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Holidays

  • Emancipation Day (Day of Freedom ) in the U.S.
    Actually, the international day of women's emancipation is celebrated May 30. Presumably, the basis of the holiday was a historic event — on this day in 1431 executed Jeanne d'Arc —...

Outstanding events

Born this day

  • Fyodor Glinka
    Fyodor Glinka Fedor Glinka born (8) on June 19 in 1786 in the province of Smolensk. His early education was in the first Cadet Corps (1798-1803). In the 1805-1806 years was adjutant under...
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal was born on June 19 in 1623 in Clermont-Ferrand (France). From the early years of education Blaise held by his father Etienne. First Blaise surprised his father when, while...
  • Leonti Magnitsky
    Leonti Philippovich Magnitsky Leonti Philippovich Magnitsky (veal) was born (9) on June 19 in 1669 in Ostashkov Tver province into a peasant family. Since childhood Leonti sought to learn,...
  • Vasil Bykov
    Vasil Bykov Vasil Bykov was born on June 19 in 1924 in the village Bulls Usha district, Vitebsk region of Belarus in a peasant family. He studied at the Vitebsk Art School of the sculpture...
  • Natalya Selezneva
    Natalya Selezneva Igorivna Igorivna Natalya Selezneva was born on June 19 in 1945 in Moscow. Her father was a photojournalist, his mother — an artist. Even as a child, the age of six,...
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie was born on June 19 in 1947 in Bombay (India), the son of a successful businessman. He received a good English-language education, first at home in the business...
  • Alfredo Catalani
    Alfredo Catalani Alfredo Catalani was born on June 19 in 1854 in Lucca in a musical family. His first music lessons he received from his father, an organist. Later he studied at the Musicians...

Died this day

  • Jean Delannoy
    Jean Delannoy Jean Delannoy was born on January 12 in 1908 on the outskirts of Paris, the son of immigrants from Normandy. Another student, appeared in 1920 in small roles in several films. ...
  • Maya Kristalinskaya
    Maya Kristalinskaya Maya V. Kristalinskaya born February 24 in 1932 in Moscow. While still in school, Maya worked in the children's choir of the Central Children's Palace Railway led . After...
  • Mary Boleyn
    Mary Boleyn Mary Boleyn was the sister of Anne Boleyn — the second wife of Henry VIII. Unlike her younger sister, she managed to become a favorite of the king. But it has allowed her to...
  • Sergei Taneyev
    Sergei Taneyev Sergei Taneyev was born (13) November 25 in 1856 in Vladimir, in a noble family. His uncle, Alexander Taneyev, was court chamberlain and amateur composer, his brother Vladimir...
  • Vladimir Obruchev
    Vladimir Afanasevich Obruchev Vladimir Afanasevich Obruchev born October 10 in 1863 in a small estate on the Volga. His father was an infantry officer, took part in the Crimean War and the war...
  • William Golding
    William Golding William Gerald Golding was born September 19 in 1911 in the village of Saint-Minor in Cornwall. His father was a school teacher, a man of radical political views with a strong...