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  On This Day in History ...
  • -484 - Birth of Herodotus (historian) in Halicarnassus (now Bodrum, Turkey). He wrote about the Armenians in his book "The Histories". He died in 425 BC.
  • 1820 - Hakob Kesaratsi, Grigor Sakayan, and Deli Baghdasar and then, are condemned to death for participating in demonstrations against the sultan in Constantinople.
  • 1820 - Birth of Chamik Aramyan (publisher) in Smyrna. He died in 1878.
  • 1841 - Demonstration, in Constantinople, by 3000 commoners against the Sultan and the Armenian gentry.
  • 1918 - Murder in Baku of Melik Melikyan (Bolshevik politician). He was born in 1868 in Elizabetpol.
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