Momentous events in history: may 17, 2018


On this day, may 17 – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!


World telecommunication day and information society.

The Ascension Of The Lord.

International day against homophobia.


1861 – the First publicly demonstrated color photograph, taken by the method of physicist James Maxwell.

1928 – opening of the IX Olympic games in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

1944 – liquidation of Crimean ASSR. In one night on may 18, about 200 thousands of Crimean Tatars deported from Crimea to settle in the regions of Central Asia, the Urals and the Upper Volga region.

1969 – the Automatic interplanetary station “Venera-6” makes a smooth descent into the atmosphere of the planet Venus.

2005 – first world day against homophobia.

Born on this day:

1879 – Symon Petliura, Ukrainian politician and military leader .

1904 – Jean Gabin, French actor of theatre and cinema.

1918 – Birgit Nilsson, Swedish Opera singer (dramatic soprano).

1970 – Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer, actress, model and television presenter.

1982 – Tony Parker, French basketball player, 4-time NBA champion.

1989 – Tessa Vertu, canadian figure skater, three-time Olympic champion.


1510 – Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter of the Renaissance.

1838 – Charles Talleyrand, French politician, first Prime Minister of France.

1910 – Pauline Viardot, French Opera singer and teacher.

1986 – Lyudmila Pakhomova, a Soviet figure skater, Olympic champion (1976), a 6-time world and European champion.

2012 – Donna summer, American singer.


Ivan, Cyril, Clement, Leontius, Maria, Nikita,Nicholas, Pelagia.