On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1721: Treaty of Neustadt ends the Great Northern War. Russia obtains Livonia, Estonia, Ingria and part of Karelia.
1870: Lavr Kornilov, military, born
1877: Felix Dzerzhinsky, first head of the Cheka, born (died 1926)
1918: Lenin, after speaking at the Michelson factory in Moscow, was shot and wounded by Fanya Kaplan.
1934: Anatoly Solonitsyn, actor, born (died 1982)
1935: Alexei Stakhanov sets coal mining record: 102 tons of coal (14 times the norm) starting the Stakhanovite campaign.
1963: "Hot Line" communications link between Washington and Moscow was tested but never used
1991: Azerbaijan declared its independence from the Soviet Union