November of decades and centuries past comes to life
November 21st. In 1869, artist and teacher Kazimir Stabrovsky was born in the former mansion of Kruplyany (Korelichi District). His artistry enhanced the artistic life of Belarus, Poland and Russia.
November 22nd. In 1957, Nikolay Kirov was born — a Belarusian track athlete who won 800m bronze at the 1980 Olympics.
November 24th. In 1899, scientist Mikhail Goncharik was born — a corresponding member of Belarus’ National Academy of Sciences, a Doctor of Biological Sciences, a Professor and an Honoured Figure of Science. He developed scientific foundations for polar farming, proving the possibility of growing potatoes, cabbages and other vegetables in the Far North.
November 25th. In 1884, Honoured Figure of Arts of Belarus Vladimir Kudrevich was born in Chausy. He worked primarily in the genre of landscape painting.
November 26th. In 1919, Belarusian writer Ivan Skarinkin was born. Among his books are Willed by Parents, What Pines Are Rustling, and The Right to Fight. He focused on the themes of bravery and heroism during the Great Patriotic War, as well as writing of a soldier’s peaceful life.
November 27th. In 1874, the first President of Israel (1948-1952), Chaim Veizmann, was born in Motol (Ivanovo District).
November 21st. In 1914, the Minsk Teachers’ Institute began its work, enrolling only men who had worked at least two years at a primary school. Education was offered free of charge.
November 21st. In 1926, the 2nd Belarusian State Theatre opened in Vitebsk; in 1944, it was named after Yakub Kolas and, in 1977, gained the title of Academic.
November 21st. In 1974, the 1st International Belarusian Musical Autumn Festival was held; since then, it has been organised annually in Minsk and in other cities.
November 22nd. In 1944, restored Kommunarka Confectionery produced its first 100kg of sweets.
November 22nd. In 1773, the Belarusian Roman-Catholic Eparchy was established, centred in Mogilev. On January 17th, 1782, it was reformed as the Mogilev Archeparchy and, in 1991, the Minsk-Mogilev Archeparchy was recreated, with chairs in Minsk and Mogilev.
November 22nd. In 1977, the Scientific-Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Problems was established at the Belarusian State University.
November 22nd. In 1980, a memorial was installed on Buinichi Field, near Mogilev — to commemorate Konstantin Simonov.
November 22nd. In 1986, Shumilino Local History Museum opened.
November 22nd. In 2003, Belarus’ 1st Open Belly Dance Championship took place, entitled Eastern Sweets.
November 23rd. In 1906, the first issue of the Belarusian daily Nasha Niva was published (released in Vilnius until August 1915).
November 24th. In 1729, Pinsk’s Printing House was founded. It belonged to Jesuits and published books in Latin and Polish.
November 24th. In 1893, 27 telephones were connected in Minsk.
November 25th. In 1634, Rzech Pospolita Marshall Krzysztof Wesołowski and his wife Alexandra founded the Bridget Monastery in Grodno (Early Baroque architecture). In 1992, the Roman Catholic Church was again consecrated.
November 25th. In 1971, the Belarusian Railway History Museum opened in Minsk on the eve of the Belarusian Railway’s 100th jubilee.
November 26th. In 1943, the Belarusian army released Gomel from German occupation, as part of the Gomel-Rechitsa campaign.
November 26th. In 1994, the Batskayshchyna (Fatherland) Association of Belarusians of Moscow was established in the Russian capital — a cultural-educational and socially-charitable organisation.
November 26th. In 1995, the first twins were born in Belarus as a result of in-vitro fertilisation (conducted at the Reproductive Centre of Medicine).
November 27th. In 1859, the first Minsk-Bobruisk telegraph line came into operation in Belarus and the first wire was sent from Minsk to Bobruisk, marking the birth of Belarusian electric communication.