FEB 26: what a holiday today .Events , name and birthday on 26 February.
News / / April 23, 2016
Holidays February 26
Liberation Day of Kuwait
on February 26 in Kuwait celebrated the feast day of release.Seven long months lasted the war in the Persian Gulf between Kuwait and Iraq.The military action took place on the territory of both countries.In January 1991, the operation "Desert Storm" put an end to the war and occupation of Iraq.February 26 Kuwait was free, the Iraqi military forces left the country.What has this war?The huge loss of life, destruction of cities, loss of military equipment, and nothing more.Liberation Day celebrated in Kuwait as the memory of those killed in this war.
on February 26 in the national calendar
February 26, the people celebrated the memory of Saint Martinian.It was a hermit who lived in Palestine.When the woman tried to seduce St. Zoe, who stood with his bare feet to the fire.Hermit stood and turned to Christianity Zoe.Since then, people think of St. Martinian tamer sinful passions.He prayed for deliverance from temptations and the strengthening of the family.
February 26, there are signs on the weather: if the snow begins to melt, the spring will be friendly, and if day of February 26 - overcast, the spring will be cold.We called the Day of St. Martinian light, because that night the stars shine especially brightly.At night I had to go outside and call out the stars, then regained their glow eyes vigilance.
Historical Events February 26
February 26, 1712 , based Tula Arms Factory
Tula Arms factory was established with the "blessing" of Peter I, who understood and appreciated the production of weapons and armourers.Peter took over the costs of the development of production, the factory has equipped with the best equipment of that time.For the first time at the plant have been used checking gauges.Tula Arms produced a full range of cold and firearms, which were made from Damascus steel.Blades for knives made of Damascus steel cast.
His contribution to the production have made themselves a gunsmith.Jacob Batishchev invented a mechanism for wiping trunks, Ivan Pauline - pistols with magazine with six bullets.These guns have solved the problem of creating a multiply weapons.
heyday weapon skill came in the second half of the 18th century.Now weapons are used not only for shooting but also for decoration.We had to reinvent the Tula craftsmen "diamond face" for metal and other methods of applying the ornaments on weapons.
In the 20th century, the plant continues to operate and develop new technologies.Like once, the plant produces and combat and collection weapon.The sports and hunting weapons, guns and underwater guns, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles, rifles and carbines - this is an incomplete list of weapon discharged Tula Arms.Today's collection weapon is decorated with gold, silver, bone and mother of pearl.
February 26, 1714 , the decree of Peter I of officer ranks for nobles
February 26 Peter I issued a decree banning officer positions assigned to the nobles who were not soldiers: many nobles of the time almost immediately were serving officers.They believed they were born for officer positions, and the soldier service - for the common people.At that Peter I did not calm down and it becomes available to the following decree to grant patents for the nobility and gentry considered family members of the officers, who was promoted to the post, but they were not nobles.Thus, Peter strengthens the army, putting it at the head of the top military leaders, proven skills and knowledge of military discipline in practice.In addition, Peter forbids officers to take the orderlies of the soldiers and their number is strictly regulated.Ban for officers was unauthorized and settling in at home to ordinary citizens, and the transition from one home to another, and disrespect to the citizens.
February 26, 1878 , the emergence of the term "microbe»
microorganisms, which are now widely referred to as "germs" were discovered in the 17th century.While the microscope was invented and scientists were able to increase the objects viewed 200 times.By philologist, author of "Dictionary of the French language," Emile Littre turned scientist microbiologist Charles Sediyo.He asked to come up with a name for the microorganisms.February 26, in his reply, Emile Littré proposed the term "microbe", which we still use today.
February 26, 1935 , the first test of the radar
In 1887, physicist Heinrich Hertz discovered the existence of electromagnetic waves, and in 1897 Alexander Popov (the inventor of radio) discovered that these waves are reflected from the ships.It was then, and began research in the field of radar.It took about 40 years to create radar devices.The first device was the inventor of radar by Robert Watson-Watt, which was demonstrated on 26 February 1935.The demonstration was so successful that Watson-Watt was able to organize pilot production of radar.In 1936, a chain of five radar stations were built in the UK, which helped the time to detect the German air force during the Second World War.
February 26, 1936 , car issue "Volkswagen»
Creator "national" car "Volkswagen" was industrialist Ferdinand Porsche.February 26 saw the release of the first car and was immediately put into production.Especially for the production of "Volkswagen" in German automobile plant was built, which completely destroyed the American planes during the Second World War.Helped restore the British companies that have made an order for 20 000 cars.In 1955 he was released millionth car.Ferdinand Porsche was with their child the hard way from the first calculations and drawings to the global recognition and popularity.
February 26, 2001 , the destruction of the Buddha statues
Mohammad Omar, becoming the head of Afghanistan, issued a decree on the total destruction of historical and cultural monuments on the territory of the country.In the course were explosives, tanks, missiles.on February 26 in a pile of rubble become two of the largest statues of Buddha that were carved into the rocks.Age statues - about 1500 - 1800 years."We just break the stones," - said Omar UNESCO representatives who spoke in defense of the ancient monuments.After the overthrow of the Taliban regime, Omar has disappeared and is wanted as a terrorist.
born February 26
Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 - May 22 1885), the writer
French writer Victor Hugo began writing fiction as a child.In twenty years, he published the first poems and was awarded a lifetime pension from Louis XVIII.Poems, novels, dramas, plays a continuous flow out of the pen became a famous writer.The celebrated novel "Notre Dame de Paris" Hugo wrote in haste, in fear exceed the time-limit contract with the publishing house.writer's success has brought talent be sensitive and artistically reflect the mood of the majority of the French."Les Miserables" novel became one of his last works.
Nadezhda Krupskaya (26 February 1869 - 27 February 1939), Russian revolutionary, Lenin's wife, VI
born February 26 Nadine Krupskaya, a nobleman's daughter, officer.She received a good education, which allowed her to teach in the school work.Meeting with Vladimir Ulyanov decided her fate.They fought together for the liberation of the proletariat, to establish relations with the party organizations, participated in the Bolshevik press.In 1929, Krupskaya, taking the post of Deputy Commissar of Education of the RSFSR, has created a new, Soviet, education system based on the principle of learning sciences and communist education of youth.Nadezhda Krupskaya actively promoted in the press, was the author of works of Lenin and the communist upbringing.
Name Day February 26
Artemije, Vera Gabriel, Zoe, Irina Martin, Nicholas, Svetlana, Anna, Basil, Vladimir, Eugene, John, Leonty, Michael, Paul, Timothy.