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  On This Day in History ...
  • 1831 - Birth of Harootyoon Svachyan in Constantinople. He published the "Meghoo" (Bee) periodical. He died in 1874.
  • 1924 - Alexander Spendiaryan (composer) arrives in Yerevan.
  • 1926 - An earthquake (Richter Scale: 5.7) occurs in Leninakan (Gyoomree). It covers some 45 sq. km. There is loss of life and buildings are destroyed.
  • 1926 - A powerful earthquake occurs in Leninakan (Gyumri).
  • 1935 - Death of cleric and ethno-musicologist Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonyan) in Paris (France). His remains were transferred to Yerevan in 1936.
  • 1964 - Tenth Union Congress of Physiologists in Yerevan.
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