Notable events on this day in Russian history
1773: Gavrill Derzhavin, poet and teacher, born.
1897: Famous meeting of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko where MKhAT is conceived.
1917: July Days insurrection began in protest to Russia's continued involvement in WWI; it lasted 3 days
1957: The 'Anti-Party Group' was ousted by Khrushchev following a plenary CC session
1974: Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 was launched from Baikonur. During the 15-day mission, cosmonauts Pavel Popovich and Yuri Artyukhin linked with space station Salyut 3.
1974: U.S. and USSR sign Threshhold Test Ban Treaty, prohibiting nuclear tests of more than 150 kilotons.
1996: Yeltsin wins reelection bid to Russian presidency
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