December 18

International Migrant Day

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Orthodox calendar

Memorial Day of St. Savva the Sanctified (532).

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folk calendar

Savva. Sava. Savvin’s day. Savva the Sanctified. Savva of Jerusalem.

On this day, no work is taken. Freezing. Savva salutes the road, Savva lays, Savva sharpens nails, Savva salts the path. “Sava in the frost torovat.”

Birthdays: Averyan (Averky), Anastasy, Gury, Zakhar and Savva.


On December 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution was passed, which prohibited slavery.

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On December 18, 1890, Fyodor Chaliapin made his operatic debut in Ufa.

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December 18, 1892 — premiere of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Mariinsky Theatre. On the same evening at the theater and the premiere of the composer’s new opera Iolanta.

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On December 18, 1940, Hitler signed Directive No. 21, the Barbarossa plan.

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On December 18, 1972, Gavriil Egiazarov’s film “Hot Snow” based on the novel by Yuri Bondarev was released.

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On December 18, 1975, Stanley Kubrick’s film “Barry Lyndon” was released. It is an adaptation of William Thackeray’s novel The Career of Barry Lyndon. The film won four Oscars.

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On December 18, 1976, the first ever political exchange between the USSR and the West took place in Zurich (Switzerland).: dissident writer, human rights activist Vladimir Bukovsky on the leader of the Chilean communists Luis Corvalan.

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Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple was released on December 18, 1985. starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover.

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On December 18, 2010, the “Arab Spring” began with anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia.which resulted in the change of many ruling regimes in the Arab countries, and in some places the events led to a civil war and the intervention of foreign states.

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December 18, 1863 was born Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand), Archduke of Austria, nephew of Emperor Franz Joseph I, heir to the throne, killed by Gavrilo Princip. His death triggered World War I.

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December 18, 1878 was born Joseph Stalin (Dzhugashvili), Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Generalissimo, leader and teacher.

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December 18, 1921 was born Yury Nikulinclown, film actor, host of the television club “White Parrot”, favorite of millions of viewers, People’s Artist of the USSR.

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December 18, 1947 was born Steven Spielberg (Steven Spielberg), American film director and producer.

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December 18, 1963 was born Brad Pitt (Brad Pitt), American film actor.

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December 18, 1980 was born Christina Maria Aguilera (Christina Aguilera), American pop singer.

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Sorrowful dates

December 18, 1737 died Antonio Stradivari (Antonio Stradivari), Italian violin maker. No, harps, guitars, cellos were also created by his hands – about 1200 string instruments in total, more than half of them have survived to this day.

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December 18, 1941 died Dmitry Lavrinenko, legendary tankman, senior lieutenant of the guard, who destroyed 52 enemy tanks. The son of a poor Kuban Cossack from the village of Bezstrashnaya fought in the 4th Tank Brigade (which later became the 1st Guards) under the command of Colonel (future Marshal of the Armored Forces) Mikhail Katukov. Participated in 28 battles, burned three times, died in battle for the village of Goryuny. He was presented to the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, but then (12/22/1941) he was awarded only the Order of Lenin. Almost half a century later, on May 5, 1990, Lavrinenko was nevertheless awarded the title of Hero. One of the schools in the Kuban region, a street in Volokolamsk bear his name.

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December 18, 1971 died Alexander Tvardovsky, poet, editor-in-chief of the magazine “New World”. Twice removed from the post of editor. The last forced departure from his favorite magazine was actually the cause of the death of the poet.

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December 18, 1980 died Alexey Kosyginformer Soviet prime minister.

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December 18, 1993 passed away Natalya Satstheater director, People’s Artist of the USSR, who in 1918 created and then directed the world’s first theater for children all her life.

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December 18, 2011 died Vaclav Havel (Vaclav Havel), playwright, President of the Czech Republic in 19893-2003.

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December 18, 2013 died Ronnie Biggs (Ronnie (Ronald Arthur) Biggs), English robber, participant in the famous Glasgow-London mail train robbery of 1963, committed on Biggs’s birthday. The criminals then got 2.6 million pounds. Captured by the police and sentenced to 30 years in prison, he managed to escape and hid from justice for 35 years, becoming a media figure during this time. Having voluntarily returned to his homeland, he was nevertheless arrested, but released a few years later on humanitarian grounds due to deteriorating health.

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Author Petr Deryabin

Pyotr Deryabin is a journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru