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Who was born on January 31, or Where can you get stories for serials?

Who was born on January 31, or Where can you get stories for serials?

No, probably not a single person who at least once in his life “did not fall” on the series. Moreover, all these stories “Just Mari”, “Slave Izaur” and other tear gum fade in comparison with real historical characters. Do not believe me? Take only one day in history, January 31, gave the world a few absolutely amazing people. So, in 1735, Hector Saint John Crewerk appeared, an American farmer, who was fortunate enough to receive a Jesuit education in France….

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How did the world recognize Van Gogh?

How did the world recognize Van Gogh?

The famous museum of Van Gogh since its opening in 1973 has acquired a great worldwide fame. Over the past 33 years, millions of tourists from all over the world visited the museum. Exhibited in the museum paintings, drawings and photographs provide an opportunity to observe the formation of the great artist’s work in stages. In addition, the museum contains more than 700 letters written by the artist personally to his brother Theo. However, the history of the formation of…

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Which of the Brothers Grimm was a “literary nigger”?

Which of the Brothers Grimm was a “literary nigger”?

February 24, 1786 in the heart of Germany in the county of Hanau would have remained a dreary February gray day, if the family of one of the numerous vassals of the count – lawyer Grimm did not have a second son. He was called Wilhelm Karl and, frankly, little hope that the child will survive. He was born prematurely and all the sores fell to him, like flies on honey. In his early childhood Willy had been ill with…

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How did Levi Strauss invent the “riveted overalls to the waist”?

How did Levi Strauss invent the “riveted overalls to the waist”?

If you were born a dreary day on February 26, 1829, the sixth child in a second marriage, and your father’s name is Hersh Strauss – this is not the reason to sprinkle your head with ashes! Even though you were named Loeb! In the end, it’s always easy to remake into something more euphonious, for example, Levi! Yes, the family has always lived very poorly. But no one will ever take two things: the bright head and the existence…

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Was Pushkin’s grandfather a strange man?

Was Pushkin’s grandfather a strange man?

February 28, 1723, a man was born, without which the genius of Russian poetry would not have come into being Alexander Pushkin. He was called a Leo, he received his patronymic Aleksandrovich, and the last name was Pushkin. Unfortunately, he did not live to see the birth of his famous grandson, dying 9 years before this joyous event. Maybe that is why we know so little about him – the great-grandfather of genius on mother – the arap of Peter…

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Who called “Hasten to do good”?

Who called “Hasten to do good”?

Dr. Haaz Fedor Petrovich (Haas Friedrich Joseph) lived in Russia in the epoch of feudal slavery under the rule of two kings: Alexander I and Nicholas I. He was born in a small German town, at twenty-two years received a doctorate in medicine, studied eye diseases at Viennese professor Adam Schmidt and came to Moscow at the invitation of Prince Repnin to work as a doctor. Friedrich Haaz hoped to return to Vienna several years later, but stayed in Russia…

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What did George Pullman invent besides the famous sleeping car?

What did George Pullman invent besides the famous sleeping car?

March 3, 1831 in America was born George Mortimer Pullman (Pullman). When many years later meticulous reporters in the same States and Europe tried to find out where he was from, and in what family he was born, George smiled sweetly and said: “But what, in fact, is the difference? The main thing is not where you were born, but what happened to you! “ Probably, Pulman had something to hide, but what are we up to this? It is…

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Why was Utyosov called an artist of big and small theaters?

Why was Utyosov called an artist of big and small theaters?

On March 9, 2007, exactly a quarter of a century has passed since the day when the great Utesov disappeared with us. Even if Lazar Iosifovich Vaysbeyn did not take this sonorous name, he would have towered a cliff in the middle of the endless sea of ​​voiceless singers and pevitskas, which today are slightly smaller than the stars in the sky. But Utesov is alone, and he is somewhat reminiscent of the giant Neptune, who stands with his golden…

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When do you risk running into Boycott?

When do you risk running into Boycott?

If you almost simultaneously shoot from two barrels of a hunting rifle – you get a doublet! History sometimes also likes to shoot with a doublet, as in 1831 and 1832, when two people were born on the same day on March 12, whose names are still heard. In the beginning, the future smith and pioneer of the automotive industry, Clement Studebaker, was born in the United States, and a year later Charles Cunningham Boycott came to the world in…

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What was done with the brain of Einstein after his death?

What was done with the brain of Einstein after his death?

March 14, 1879 in the German city of Ulm was born Albert Einstein. As a child, he did not give any signs of genius, and his father, the manager of the electrochemical plant, took the wise step, instructing the child to teach his brother, and in combination, co-managing. However, algebra and geometry did not really appeal to the young man, they demanded perseverance and great effort to memorize. Theoretical physics is a different matter! It allowed to have more space…

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