Momentous events in history: July 19, 2017

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Today Sysoev day.

Holidays:

Sysoev day.

Story:

1900 Paris metro opened.

1952 Opened the XV Olympic games in Helsinki (Finland).

1996 Opened the XXVI summer Olympic games in Atlanta (USA).

Born on this day:

1814 Samuel Colt, American gunsmith, and industrialist, inventor of the six-shot revolver.

1834 Edgar Degas, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor.

1893 Vladimir Mayakovsky Soviet poet.

1898 Herbert Marcuse German American philosopher and sociologist.

1910 Francisco Coloane, a Chilean writer.

1938 Vakhtang Kikabidze Georgian and Soviet singer, actor, Director, people’s artist of Georgia.

Died:

1374 Francesco Petrarch Italian poet.

1984 Faina Ranevskaya Soviet theatre and cinema actress, people’s artist of the USSR.

2015 Galina prozumenshchikova Soviet swimmer and Olympic champion.

Birthday:

Alexander, Andrew, Anton, Vasily, Victor, Ephraim, Hayley, Genevieve, Theodore .

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