Today, January 15, the world celebrates the Day of Wikipedia. Your attention traditions and superstitions on this day – find out what you can and cannot do!
Date January 15 entered the history of several significant events and holidays.
TODAY WAS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY
On the Church calendar believers today revere the memory of the Roman Bishop Sylvester I. he was humiliated and persecuted for what he was hiding martyrs during the persecution of Christians. According to legend, he even managed to convince the Emperor Constantine to become a Christian.
BIRTHDAY: WHO CELEBRATES THE DAY OF THE ANGEL
Wednesday, 15 January, nameday of the owners of such names are: Boris, Seraphim, Sylvester, Sergey, Yulia, Uliana, Sidor, Kuzma, mark, and Peter. Don’t forget to congratulate the heroes of the occasion with the Day of the angel!
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS
1776 — Lviv published the first copy of the “Gazette de Leopol”, the first known periodicals on the territory of Ukraine.
1790 — in France a new administrative division. The country is divided into 83 Department.
1797 — John Etherington of London for the first time in the UK has started selling in his shop a new type of headgear — cylinder.
1892 — in the newspaper “Triangle” in Springfield, Massachusetts, where there was a basketball, the author of the game Dr. James Naismith first published the 13 rules of its implementation.
1907 — Dr. Lee de forest, recognized worldwide as the “father of radio and grandfather of television,” patented trielectrode a vacuum tube, a device which gave you the ability to turn the radio on almost the device used for voice and music.
1943 — in Virginia (USA) has completed the construction of the Pentagon — the largest office building in the world, which is based in the Department of defense.
1992 — Berners-Lee, Tim, “the father of the World Wide Web”, has released a web browser — a program that allows you to view Internet resources.
1993 — in the U.S., NBC aired the last 2137-series “Santa Barbara”.
2001 — started working website Wikipedia.
2006 — first President of Chile was a woman — Michelle Bachelet.
WHO WAS BORN JANUARY 15,
1622 — Moliere (Moliere), real name Jean Baptiste Poklen, French playwright, actor, theatre worker
1871 — agatangel Crimean, Ukrainian historian, writer, translator, one of the organizers of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
1908 — Edward teller, an American nuclear physicist Madariaga origin, one of the developers of the atomic bomb and Director of the project on creation of the hydrogen bomb
1915 — Leo Mol (Leonid Molodozhanyn), canadian sculptor and painter of Ukrainian origin
1929 — Martin Luther king, American Baptist Minister, activist of the black movement for equal rights, Nobel peace prize
1963 — Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer.
1981 — Pitbull, a popular Spanish singer
FOLK SUPERSTITIONS AND TRADITIONS
If today is a cold day, soon will come the thaw;
If near the homes of flying forty, you should prepare for Blizzard;
If the evening rain, the weather will change dramatically in the next few days;
If the rumors in the morning the rooster crows, it gets warmer.
If Sylvester to eat the bird, you can lose happiness.
On this day, women read the onion, dividing it into 12 particles and leaving for the night. How many pieces of wet – and so will the year in warm and rainy months.
WHAT NOT TO DO TODAY
Not eating meat and fatty foods;
You can not swear and quarrel with close people;
You can not drink alcohol and to succumb to bad habits;