-- 1619, that is 385 years ago, saw the birth of Charles Lebrun (died in 1690), a French painter and interior designer, one of the founders of the Royal academy of painting and sculpture, the king's artist No.1 -- 1799, that is 205 years ago, marked the birth of Siegfried Wilhelm Doehn (died in 1858), a German music critic and teacher, the author of books on harmony and contrapoint.
-- 1999, that is five years ago, China witnessed the crash of the TU-154 plane owned by the Chinese Eastern airline, with 64 people killed.
-- 1804, that is 200 years ago, saw the birth of Emil Lenz (died in 1865), a physicist and electrician, whose name is borne in the Joule-Lenz law.
-- 1864, that is 140 years ago, marked the birth of Vladimir Grim-Grzhimailo (died in 1928), a metallurgist, the author of the hydraulic theory of measurements for furnaces.
-- 1879, that is 125 years ago, saw the birth of Helena Roerich (died in 1955), philosopher, scientist, pamphleteer, wife and ally of Nikolai Roerich (1874-1947; a Russian painter and scenery designer, archeologist, writer, who lived in India from the 1920s), the author of the 14-volume treatise "Living ethics", or "Agni Yoga".
-- 1884, that is 120 years ago, marked the birth of Vladimir Shaposhnikov (died in 1968), a microbiologist, the founder of Russian microbiology.
-- 1899, that is 105 years ago, marked the birth of Mikhail Gromov (died in 1985), a pilot, Colonel General (Air Force), holder of the Hero of the Soviet Union title, civil and second world war veteran, who established the world flight range record in 1934 and pioneered the Moscow-North-Pole-the USA route in 1937.