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February 19 - this day in history
February 19 - this day in history
On February 19, 1878, Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player known today as the “phonograph”. The machine, which Edison created during the year, read data from a lead rotary cylinder with a needle. The first song played on the phonograph was “Mary...
19 February 2019, 13:48
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February 18 - this day in history
February 18 - this day in history
On February 18, 1885, Hackleberry Finn's Adventures was first published in the United States, a novel that made Samuel Clemens the world famous writer Mark Twain. 1911 - the first in the history of postal flight took place in India. Pilot Henri Piquet...
18 February 2019, 13:02
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February 17 - this day in history
February 17 - this day in history
On February 17, 1454, the duke of Burgundy, Philip III the Good, swore the pheasant's oath, pledging to join the Pope’s gathering campaign. The oath said that if the king of France decides to take a cross or send an army led by the prince of the kingdom...
17 February 2019, 14:46
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February 16 - this day in history
February 16 - this day in history
On February 16, 1704, the Warsaw Confederation deposed Augustus the Strong and proclaimed the Great Kingdom, which was the cause of the Polish Civil War. 1854 - the fortress of Verny was founded (since 1921 - Alma-Ata, the capital of the Republic of...
16 February 2019, 13:25
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February 15 - this day in history
February 15 - this day in history
On February 15, 1763, Prussia, Austria and Saxony signed the Hubertusburg peace treaty, one of two deals (along with the Peace of Paris) that ended the Seven Years War. The signing of the treaty marked the victory of Prussia and its ally Britain in...
15 February 2019, 10:59
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February 14 - this day in history
February 14 - this day in history
On February 14, 1834, a general weavers strike began in Lyon, during which the Red Flag was raised for the first time as a symbol of the workers' revolutionary struggle. 1876 ​​- Alexander Graham Bell received US patent number 174465, describing "the...
14 February 2019, 8:20
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February 13 - this day in history
February 13 - this day in history
February 13, 1867 in the Viennese music hall "Diana" was first performed by Johann Strauss's waltz "On the beautiful blue Danube". It is in some way the unofficial anthem of Austria and is traditionally performed for an encore in the New Year's Vienna...
13 February 2019, 10:48
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February 12 - this day in history
February 12 - this day in history
On February 12, 1502, the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama sailed from Lisbon on his second voyage to India. This time his goal was to quell the unrest in Calcutta. In 1519, Vasco da Gama received the title of Count de Vidigueira, and after 5 years -...
12 February 2019, 11:57
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February 11 - this day in history
February 11 - this day in history
February 11, 1809 Robert Fulton patented the ship. He built a ship with a Clermont paddle wheel, which flew the Hudson River from New York to Albany at a speed of about 5 knots (9 km/h). This project was successful; at the beginning it attracted a lot...
11 February 2019, 12:38
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February 10 - this day in history
February 10 - this day in history
February 10, 1810 the grand opening of the Odessa Opera was held. The first performance was Frölich’s one-act opera “New Family” and the vaudeville “The Comforted Widow” by the Porfiry Fortunatov troupe. 1879 - chaired by Exarch Anfim I, the...
10 February 2019, 14:42
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