January 7 Christmas is celebrated according to the Julian calendar. On this day, disguised carolers began to walk. They sang songs, and the hosts had to invite them into the house and feast.
A day in history
1610 — Galileo Galilei first reported the discovery of Jupiter’s four largest moons.
1929 – The II All-Belarusian Conference on Local Lore has started in Minsk.
Born on this day
1897 — Joseph Adamovich, Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the BSSR. During his rule (1924-1927) the state policy of Belarusianization was pursued. In 1924, under his leadership, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions, cut off by Moscow almost immediately after the proclamation of the BSSR, returned to Belarus. In 1926, Gomel and Rechitsa and seven other counties were transferred from Belarus to the RSFSR. During Stalin’s repressions, Adamovich committed suicide (1937).
1907 – opera singer Sof’ya Drucker, People’s Artist of Belarus.
1910 — Konstantin Zaslonov, one of the organizers of the Soviet guerrilla movement in Belarus.
1938 —Valentin Zhdanovich, journalist, photographer, member of the national democratic movement in the 1980s and 1990s.
1952 — Vitaly Garanovich, poet, educator.
1963 — Mikalai Autukhovich, public figure, political prisoner.
1943 – famous Serbian engineer and inventor in the field of electrical and radio engineering dies Nikola Tesla.
1964 – the Belarusian poet died Yanka Zhurba.
2003 She died Maria Matsyukevich, educator, member of the national democratic movement in the 1980-1990s.
2017 – He died Anton Shukeloit, member of the national liberation movement of 1920-1930 in Western Belarus, activist of postwar emigration to Germany and the United States.