Tag Archives: Russia

January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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December 18, 1833

On December 18, 1833, the national anthem of the Russian Empire, “God Save the Tsar!” was first performed for Nicholas I. It went a little something like this, “GOD you better save the Tsar! He’s Strong and Sovereign and reigns … Continue reading

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November 16, 1581

On November 16, 1581, crazy Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, grew angry and physically assaulted his daughter-in-law, Yelena Sheremeteva, for wearing ‘unconventionally’ light clothing. Ivan’s son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich heard his wife’s screams and rushed in to protect her. … Continue reading

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September 19, 1959

On September 19, 1959 Nikita Khrushchev was denied entry to Disneyland when his unrelenting stalking of Clarabelle Cow came to light. Ms. Clarabelle Cow said she just didn’t feel safe if Little Nikita was allowed within 500 yards… Continue reading

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September 9, 1913

On September 9, 1913, Russian pilot Pyotr Nesterov did something no other pilot had ever done before. He flew his Nieuport IV monoplane into a loop. Why? Because he was Russian and said he could. There may have been vodka… Continue reading

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August 6, 1675

On August 6, 1675, Russian Tsar Alexis was getting irritated with his Russian boyars. The boyars were the old Russian aristocrats. They were starting to adopt the latest customs from the bourgeois Polish and German foreign ministers. Those Poles and… Continue reading

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July 19, 1908

On July 19, 1912, the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona experienced a frightening astronomical event. A 420 pound meteorite exploded above the town and rained 16,000 pieces of debris all over it. The people of the town… Continue reading

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July 8, 1709

On July 8, 1709, Peter I of Russia defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. This effectively sent Sweden to the B-Team as a mover and shaker in Europe’s power struggles. The Swedes, while not very happy with the… Continue reading

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June 29, 1914

On June 29, 1914, Jina Guseva attempted to assassinate the most evil man in Russia. That’s right, she stabbed and tried to kill Grigori Rasputin in his home town of Pokrovskove, Siberia. Rasputin was visiting his wife and… Continue reading

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June 26, 1718

On June 26, 1718, Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, died under mysterious circumstances after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him. The only mystery was why he didn’t… Continue reading

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