Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (/ˈjɛltsɪn/;[3] Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин; IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] ; (1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Continue reading

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Russia

Another day in history was May 27, 1997, when Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, then Russian president, signed the cooperative pact with other NATO officials. North Atlantic Treaty Organization gave Russia a consultative role in NATO decisions, and in return Russia did not place obstacles in the way of several of the former Soviet-block countries who were also applying to join NATO.

Date:
      May 27th 1997
Name(s):
      Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Occupation:
      Russian President


Additional Information:

  • NATO–Russia relations – Wikipedia
    NATO–Russian relations, relations between the NATO Military Alliance and the Russian Federation were established in 1991 within the framework of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council.
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) | Council on Foreign …
    Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.
  • NATO – Topic: Relations with Russia
    For more than two decades, NATO has strived to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest.
  • NATO – Topic: NATO-Russia relations: the facts
    Since Russia began its illegal military intervention in Ukraine, Russian officials have accused NATO of a series of mythical provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years. This webpage sets out the facts.
  • Boris Yeltsin – Wikipedia
    Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka, Talitsky District, Sverdlovsk, USSR, on 1 February 1931. In 1932 after the state took away the entire harvest from the recently collectivised Butka peasants, the Yeltsin family moved as far away as they could, to Kazan, more than 1,100 kilometres from Butka, where Boris’ father, Nikolai, found work on a construction site.

Solo bicyclist breaks 50 miles per hour.

On May 6th, 1979 at the International Human Powered Vehicle Associations's, 200 meter Flying Start Speed Trials in Ontario Canada... Continue reading

Round the World in a wheelchair

Rick Hanson, a Canadian, paralyzed from waist down, circumnavigated around the world in his wheelchair. Continue reading

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska ([ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. Continue reading

Woman appointed to the faculty of a French university

Physicist Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland) on May 13, 1906, she was appointed to the faculty of a French university to fill the professorship that had formerly been held by her husband Pierre, who had been killed in a traffic accident.

Date:
      May 13, 1906
Name(s):
      Marie Curie
Occupation:
      Physicist


Additional Information:

  • Marie Curie – Wikipedia
    Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;[2] French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska ([ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
  • Marie Curie – Physicist, Scientist, Scientist – Biography.com
    Scientist Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win the award in two different fields — physics and chemistry..
  • Marie Curie – Biography, Facts and Pictures – Famous Scientists
    Marie Curie discovered two new chemical elements – radium and polonium. She carried out the first research into the treatment of tumors with radiation, and she was the founder of the Curie Institutes, which are important medical research centers.
  • BBC – History – Marie Curie
    Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. Together with her husband Pierre, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903, and she went on to win another in 1911.
  • Marie Curie: Facts & Biography – Live Science
    Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, and she received another one, for Chemistry, in 1911.
  • Madame Curie’s Passion | History | Smithsonian
    The pioneering physicist’s dedication to science made it difficult for outsiders to understand her, but a century after her second Nobel prize, she gets a second look…

La Gazette: Official Government Newspaper

Theophraste Renaudot, physician started to print La Gazette (later La Gazette de France), which was France's first Official government newspaper. Continue reading

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Continue reading

Leader of a Sovereign Nation Indicted for War Crimes

Slobodan Milošević, the president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a serving leader of a sovereign nation was indicted for war crimes by an international tribunal. Continue reading

Woman to fly a transatlantic solo flight from Canada to Ireland

Amelia Earhart, an American Aviator (a native of Atchison, KS, USA), flew out of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada on May 20th, 1932. Continue reading