Momentous events in history: March 23, 2017

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Telegraph

Today is world meteorological day.

Holidays:

World day of meteorology.

Story:

1839 – birthday of the expression “O. K.” (now the popular “okay”).

1876 – Pavel Yablochkov received a patent for the invention of “electric candle”.

1891 – was First used mesh on football goal.

1900 – Archaeologists have discovered in Crete the remains of the legendary Labyrinth — Palace Minotaur.

2001 – In the Pacific ocean flooded space station “Mir”.

Born on this day:

1749 – Pierre-Simon Laplace French mathematician and astronomer.

1900 – Hassan Fathi, an Egyptian architect.

Died:

1842 – Stendhal, French writer.

1994 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress.

2011 – Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress.

Birthday:

Anastas, Vasilisa, Galina, Dennis, Ivan, Leonid, Mark, Nick .

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