International Children's Book Day

is celebrated on April 2, the birthday of H.K. Andersen .

A day in history

1996

— a mass march took place in Minsk against the signing

by Boris Yeltsin

and

Alexander Lukashenko

of the treaty on the creation of a community of Russia and Belarus.

1997

— signing of the treaty on the creation of the union of Belarus and Russia.

Alexander Lukashenko and Boris Yeltsin after signing the Treaty on the Union of Belarus and Russia, 1997

They were born on this day

742

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Charlemagne

, king of the Franks, emperor of the Roman Empire.

Coronation of Charlemagne. Vatican Museum

1805

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Hans Christian Andersen

, Danish storyteller.

1832

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Paval Bobrovsky

, Belarusian historian and ethnographer.

1875

Walter Percy Chrysler

, American entrepreneur, founder of the Chrysler automobile corporation.

1885

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Simon Rak-Mikhailovsky

, Belarusian writer, public and political figure. Ambassador to the Seimas of the Second Commonwealth of Nations.

Simon Rak-Mikhailovsky

1921

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Yuri Bulichev

, film artist.

1933

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Viktor Shymuk

, poet

1949

Ales Rashchinsky,

composer, folklorist, music director of the ensemble "Khoroshki".

In memory

1968

-

Yakub Kharewski

(born

Novik

), a member of the armed resistance of the 1920s in Western Belarus, one of the leaders of the anti-Soviet armed resistance of the 1940s, died.

1995

Pimen Panchanka

, national poet of Belarus.

2005

John Paul II

, Pope of Rome.

Monument to John Paul II in Mogilev

2009

Raisa Zhuk-Gryshkevich

, a member of the Belarusian diaspora in Canada, a member of the Council of the BNR, editor of the "Communications" publication.

Raisa Zhuk-Gryshkevich