Today Sysoev day.
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.
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.
Alexander, Andrew, Anton, Vasily, Victor, Ephraim, Hayley, Genevieve, Theodore .