Momentous events in history: 18 April 2017

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Telegraph

Today is the international day of monuments and historical places.

Holidays:

International day of monuments and historical places.

The world day of Amateur radio.

The day of the founding of the red cross Society in Ukraine.

Story:

1902 for the First time in the world to identify the perpetrator was applied fingerprinting.

In 1906 an earthquake destroyed part of San Francisco.

Born on this day:

1917 Georgy Vitsin Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of the USSR.

1930 Nathan Adelman Soviet writer, historian, literary critic.

1940 Eduard hanok Belarusian composer-songwriter, people’s artist of Belarus.

Died:

1945 – John Fleming, the English scientist-electrical engineer, inventor of the first electronic lamps.

1955 – albert Einstein, German physicist, one of the founders of modern physics, Nobel laureate

2002 – Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian traveller, ethnographer and archaeologist .

2008 – Germain Tilon the French ethnographer.

Birthday:

Alex, Mark, Nicholas, Plato, Simon.

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