This day is in history

1665 - the Brest Mint began to operate.

1939 - the Bialystok region was formed as part of the BSSR.

1989 - The UN General Assembly approved the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries.

1989 — in Moscow, the leaders of Bulgaria, Hungary, the GDR, Poland, and the USSR condemned the entry of their troops into Czechoslovakia in August 1968.

1997 — in Ottawa, 125 countries signed the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines.

China, Russia, and the United States were among the countries that refused to sign this document.

They were born on this day

1834 -

Kamila Martsinkevich

, Belarusian pianist, composer, teacher, participant of the revolutionary movement in Belarus in the 1860s.

Daughter of Vincent Dunin-Martsinkevich.

1847 —

Yakub Narkevich-Yodka

, Belarusian scientist-naturalist, doctor, inventor of electrography and wireless transmission of electrical signals.

1875 -

Rainer Maria Rilke

, German poet.

In the growth of the tree: pure growth!

O song of Orpheus!

O singing trees!

Everything fell silent.

And again, from silence

, movement began, growth and singing began.

Animals came - from secret lairs,

from dense dens and deep burrows -

it was not their predatory nature that led them through the forest, It was

not fear that silenced them to caution, -

dull heard.

The cry of terrible dramas

died down in their hearts.

And there, where there

was a shelter for the pike and for the catch,

where the last key to the hiding place was in the ear,

where the stronghold of life slowly rotted then -

now Orpheus has built a temple of song.

(Rainer Maria Rilke, beginning of the book "Sonnets to Orpheus", translated by Vasyl Semukha)

1892 -

Francisco Franco

, Spanish dictator.

1903 -

Lazar Ginzburg

from Vitebsk , author of the children's story "Old Khatabych" (wrote under the name Lazar Login).

In memory

1131 -

Omar Khayam

, Persian and Tajik poet, mathematician, philosopher.

1642 -

Armand Richelieu

, cardinal, French politician.

1679 -

Thomas Hobbes

, English materialist philosopher and mathematician.

1942 -

Vera Kharuzhaya

, Belarusian underground, partisan.

Vera Kharuzhaya

1972 -

Mikalai Aladov

, Belarusian composer and teacher.

2005 —

Francis Bartul

, the leader of the Belarusian emigration to the USA.