A day in history
— the army of the Great Patriotic War led by
defeated the Crimean Tatars in the battle on the Alshanitsa River (between Kanev and Kiev).
patented the electric light bulb.
attempted an assassination attempt on the Minsk governor
— the first performance of
's comedy "Peacock" took place in Vilnius.
— the blockade of Leningrad was lifted.
- Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was occupied by Soviet troops.
- the Paris Agreement was concluded to end the war in Vietnam.
They were born on this day
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
, Austrian composer.
, English writer, mathematician and photographer.
, Belarusian philosopher-Marxist, rector of BSU.
, Belarusian opera singer.
- ballet dancer, ballet master.
, Italian composer.
, Roman Catholic deacon of Belarus, Lithuania and Poland.
Bishop (later Archbishop) of Vilnius, restored and headed the Marian order, founded the Marian monastery in Drui.
Louis de Funes
, French actor.
, Belarusian social and political activist, writer.
Jerome David Salinger
, American writer.