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| On This Day in History ...|
- 1823 - Death of historian Meekael Chamchyan, in Constantinople. He was born in 1738.
- 1853 - Start of the battle of Sinop.
- 1908 - Birth of the President of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Victor Hambardzoomyan (astrophysicist). He died in 1996.