Date of the day

Francishak Bagushevich

was born on March 21, 1840

, poet, lawyer, participant of the liberation uprising of 1863-1864, one of the initiators of the national revival.

A day in history


- according to the privilege of

Sigismund II Augustus,

Gomel burghers received a seal with the image of a cross and the inscription "Coat of arms of the city of Gomel".



Otto von Bismarck

became Chancellor of the German Empire.

Otto von Bismarck


- the Polish authorities banned the Belarusian Peasant-Worker Society in Western Belarus.

The organization had 100,000 members.


- US President

Jimmy Carter

announced a boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow as a sign of protest against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

US President Jimmy Carter and activist of the Belarusian diaspora in the US Vytaut Kipel in the White House, February 1980

They were born on this day



Johann Sebastian Bach

, German composer and organist.

Johann Sebastian Bach




, former Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.

In memory

1608 - Konstantin Vasil Ostroski

, an Orthodox magnate who suppressed the


uprising .

1849 — Alexander Kristof Jan Nezabytovsky,

historian, philosopher, participant of the liberation movement of the 1840s, victim of tsarist repressions.

1959 -

Pavel Rastarguev,

philologist, Gulag prisoner.

1970 - Anatoly Serbantovich

, poet.

Anatoly Serbantovich



Adam Rusak,


Adam Rusak



Georgy Tarazevich

, Soviet and Belarusian political figure, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR in the late 1990s.

In September 1991, Tarazevich spoke at a session of the Supreme Council of Belarus and supported the introduction of the white-red-white flag and the coat of arms of "The Pursuit" as state symbols.

Grave of Georgy Tarazevich, Eastern Cemetery in Minsk