This day is in history

1788

- the Four-Year Diet (another name is the Great Diet) began.

The Diet carried out a number of radical reforms in the economic, political and social spheres:

  • introduction of recruitment on a territorial basis;

  • increase in the number of troops;

  • partial equalization of the rights of the burghers with the nobility;

  • granting rights to Jews and Orthodox.

On May 3, 1791, the Four-Year Diet adopted the first Constitution in Europe.

1939

- the Polish defensive war ended.

Near Kotsk, the last regular part of the Polish army surrendered to the Germans - the independent operational group "Polessie" under the command of General F. Kleberg.

1948

— a tragic earthquake occurred in the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, in which, according to the latest data, about 160,000 people died.

They were born on this day

1876

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Jan Bulgak

, photographer and ethnographer.

1887

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Le Corbusier

, French architect and designer.

Le Corbusier.

Residential house in Weissenghof, Stuttgart, Germany.

1927 year.

1908

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Ales Miliut

, West Belarusian poet.

1927

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Paul Badura-Shkoda

, Austrian pianist.

1948

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Gerry Adams

, Irish politician.

In memory

1677

Albert Kayalovich

, Belarusian writer, polemicist, historian.

1809

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Franciszek Bielinski

, major general of the crown army, grand scribe of the crown, educator, teacher, supporter of universal education.

1929

Czesław Jankowski

, Polish poet, critic, publicist, historian and local historian.

1996

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Stanislav Kolyasanti Roek

, Roman Catholic figure, priest.

2004

Vasyl Melyanovich

, a figure in the post-war emigration to the USA.

2005

Ales Emelianov

, poet, participant of the national democratic movement of the 1980s and 1990s.

Ales Emelyanov