international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

international day in support of victims of torture

1765 — at the initiative of Catherine II founded the Imperial Free economic society for promotion of Russia’s agriculture and economy (VEO), one of the oldest in the world and first in Russia scientific economic society

1870 — the premiere of Richard Wagner’s Opera “Valkyrie”

1925 in Hollywood’s Egyptian theater hosted the premiere gala preview of “Gold fever”, the longest hitherto taken of Charlie Chaplin comedies and the first, about the quality which he felt no doubt, on the contrary, was confident it’s his greatest film

1940 — in the USSR introduced the eight-hour day, seven-day working week and criminal liability for unauthorized departure from work.

1945 — in the USSR introduced by the title “Generalissimo of the Soviet Union.”