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| On This Day in History ...|
- 1820 - Birth of Hovsep Gatrchyan (historian) in Constantinople. He died in 1882.
- 1861 - Tsar Alexander the Second abolishes serfdom.
- 1889 - Death of Stepanos Palasanyan (armenologist) in Echmiadsin. He was born in 1837.
- 1922 - The first congress of Transcaucasian Communists opens in Tbilissi (Georgia).