On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1733: Mikhail Shcherbatov, historian, born (died 1790).
1763: Catherine II's decrees open immigration for foreigners wishing to live in the Russian Empire.
1900: Boris Bibikov, director, born (died 1986)
1903: Yevgeny Speransky, one founder of Central Puppet Theater, born
1922: Yuli Dunsky, playwright, born (died 1982)
1951: R-1V flight; first suborbital Soviet rocket flight with animals (dogs Dezik and Tsygan) on board