1910 – Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird premieres in Paris, making Stravinsky one of the world’s greatest composers. Ballet has historical significance not only as part of Stravinsky’s musical values, but also as the beginning of collaboration between the two composers, Diaghilev and Stravinsky.
1936 – Born in Vuthaj, Rexhep Qosja is an Albanian literary historian, literary critic, writer, publicist, politician and academic. He is a full member and correspondent of the Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts, and has been involved in post-war Kosovo politics. He is the author of several well-known novels. He was one of the most prominent voices of modern Albanian drama during the 1970s. He is the author of over thirty books with studies on literature and literary criticism, artistic prose, stories, novels and dramas, journalism and polemical writings. He has published reviews, reviews, articles, essays, treatises and studies in scientific and literary journals, addressing in them specific issues of Albanian literature and literary creativity in general. Some of his works and works have been translated into other languages. After the political changes in 1990 in Albania, Qosja became one of the most vocal critics of the culture and political elite as the genealogical derivative of the communist nomenclature. Ten years before the Kosovo War, he became known as a figure of the Albanian national reality. Politically, he organized the Democratic Forum of Albanian Intellectuals as a counterweight to Ibrahim Rugova’s LDK; in 1998 he went even further, founding the United Democratic Movement (LDB). In this capacity he participated in the talks in Rambouillet in February 1999 as a member of the Albanian delegation. After the war, Qosja participated in the Interim Administrative Council established on December 15, 1999. A year later, on December 16, he resigned from the LDB presidency after poor results in the October 28 elections of that year.
1944 – During World War II, the Battle of Tali-Ihantala begins, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic countries. The battle took place between Finnish forces using war material provided by Germany on the one hand, and Soviet forces, on the other. In this battle, both sides suffered heavy losses.
1950 – During the Cold War, two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency go on holiday to Mexico, where they desert to the Soviet Union. The desertion of William Martin and Bernon Mitchell, is considered one of the most serious events that took place in the ranks of the National Security Agency.
1956 – Boris Trajkovski is born in Strumica. Trajkovski was the President and Supreme Commander of the Republic of Macedonia from 1999 to 2004, where he died in a plane crash in the mountains of Bosnia. In 2002, he was awarded the World Methodist Peace Prize by the World Methodist Council for his role in promoting peace and political stability.
1975 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency in India. Officially issued by President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352 of the Constitution due to the prevailing “internal turmoil”, the Emergency was in force from 25 June 1975 until its withdrawal on 21 March 1977. At this time violations of human rights were reported. human.
1997 – An unmanned spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir. Mir was a space station operating in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001, operated by the Soviet Union and later by Russia. Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled into orbit from 1986 to 1996.
2009 – Michael Jackson, 50, dies. Jackson, was an American singer and songwriter. Named the “King of Pop”, he is considered one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres.