Momentous events in history: 12 Dec 2018

Momentous events in history: 12 Dec 2018
07:11 Telegraph Today, this day, 12 December – the most interesting that has happened in Ukraine and the world!


International day of neutrality.

Day of land forces of Ukraine.

The day customs officials in Kazakhstan.

Independence day of Kenya.

Day Of The Russ ian Constitution.

The national literature day of Kyrgyzstan.

The day of the flag of Switzerland.


1674 – in the Kiev-Pechersk printing house released the first short history of Ukraine “synopsis”.

1764 Russian Empress Catherine II abolished the Hetman in Ukraine.

1792 – in Vienna, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven took the first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn and paid for it (in modern terms) 19 cents.

1818 – in Poltava was opened the Institute for noble maidens.

1901 – In the UK based Association of table tennis.

1961 – in the U.S. launched into orbit the world’s first Amateur satellite OSCAR-1.

1963 – Kenya gained independence from great Britain.

1985 – crash of Arrow Air flight 1285, a Douglas DC-8 crashed near gander, Newfoundland, killing 256, 248 of whom were U.S. peacekeepers returning after the mission in the Sinai Peninsula. The largest crash in Canada.

1990 – by the decision of the 14th session of the UNESCO intergovernmental Committee in Banff (Canada) in the list of world heritage of UNESCO under No. 527 introduced the first Ukrainian object called “Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev and the surrounding monastic buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra”.

1996 – U.S. President bill Clinton was appointed Secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who became the first in U.S. history a woman is on this post.

2007 – in Dnipropetrovsk, began the trial of the bloodiest serial killer in Ukraine’s history (“Pology maniac”) – Sergei Decem. The court proved 29 murders. After the verdict (life imprisonment, 23 Dec 2008) weaver confessed to committing more than 30 crimes.

2012 – Began the celebration of the 850th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris).

Born on this day:

1821 – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist.

1876 – Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete, four times Olympic champion.

1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor.

1928 – Leonid Bykov, actor, and theater actor, people’s artist of the Ukrainian SSR.

1946 – Klara Novikova, Soviet and Russian variety actress, people’s artist of Russia.

1953 – Bruce Kulick, former guitarist of the rock band Kiss.

1970 – Jennifer Connelly, American actress.

1977 – Sergey Svetlakov, the Russian comedian.


1777 – Albrecht Haller, a Swiss anatomist, botanist and physiologist.

1889 – Robert Browning, English poet and playwright.

1910 – Ira Crowe, an English artist and schedule.

1934 – for issues related to this Haug, Norwegian skier, triple Olympic champion.

1994 – Andrew Sova, the Soviet film and theater actor, people’s artist of Ukraine.

2002 – Nikolai Amosov, Soviet surgeon, cardiologist, Russian writer, academician.

2003 – Heydar Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan since 1993.


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