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  On This Day in History ...
  • 1802 - Birth of Hakob Manvelyan (educator) in Caesaria (Western Armenia). He died in 1870.
  • 1825 - Decembrist rebellion in St. Petersburg (Russia).
  • 1825 - Birth of Stepan Voskanyan (public figure) in Smyrna. He died in 1901.
  • 1846 - The Transcaucasian administrative districts are altered to create the provinces of Tbilissi, Kutais, Shamakhoo, and Derbend.
  • 1861 - Founding of the Eastern Theatre in Constantinople. M. Nalbandian delivers one of the inaugural speeches.
  • 1913 - Germany sends its military delegation to Turkey, headed by General Liman von Sanders.
  • 1919 - The Bolsheviks in OOzoonlar meet the peasants of Loree's "Neutral Zone" and declare their intent to be rid of landowners. They substitute land administration committees.
  • 1922 - Birth of Gohar Gasparyan (singer) in Cairo (Egypt).
  • 1929 - Death of Mesrop Nooparyan (linguist, translator) in Marseilles (France). He was born in 1842 in Smyrna.
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