Momentous events in history: 21 Mar 2017

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Today Day of memory of forty martyrs of Sebaste.

Holidays:

World water day.

The day of memory of forty martyrs of Sebaste.

Story:

1874 – the First was held a game of tennis.

1895 – In Paris held the first ever showing of the film.

1951 – the first in the USSR Central TV Studio.

Born on this day:

1599 – Anthony van Dyck Flemish painter, master of the ceremonial portrait.

1949 – Fanny Ardant, French actress of theater and cinema.

1961 – Alexander Tsekalo Russian musician, actor, producer, television presenter.

Died:

1832 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German poet, statesman, philosopher and naturalist.

2005 – Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect.

2010 – Valentina Tolkunova, Soviet and Russian singer, people’s artist of the RSFSR .

2015 – Arkady Arkanov, Russian writer-satirist and playwright, people’s artist of the RSFSR.

Birthday:

Alexander, Alex, Athanasius, Valery, Dmitry, Ivan, Cyril, Michael, Nikolay, Peter, Sergey.

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