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May 29 2009

May 29, 1878 in St. Petersburg, indoor arena Horse Guards, went public "persecution" of rats. Middle of the arena "was built round an amphitheater with arena in the middle, the place sold for 2, 3 and 5 rubles, and were dismantled, without exception, of St. Petersburg society," consisting of more than half of the ladies.

Baiting began promptly at 2:00. The arena, which had 20 feet in diameter, began to produce several pieces of rats; little rat-trap (cats and dogs) "displayed a skill and agility, rushed at the enemy and after a fight scene strewn with corpses. Finally, at 4 o'clock this malovidannoe spectacle was over, and the result was a little over 200 bodies of rats.

May 29, 1917 was born John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35 th President of the United States. His parents had been adviser to President Roosevelt, the banker, Joseph Kennedy and daughter of former Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald.

Through the influence of his father, John, in spite of poor health, joined the Navy and the U.S. participated in the Pacific War as commander of the torpedo speedboats. When in August 1943 his boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer, he was, despite the injury, managed to save myself and help my comrades. In 1944, killed the elder brother Joseph, a naval aviator. John became the hope of the Kennedy family. He inherited the ambition of his father and with the support of the family clan began to systematically build a political career.

In April 1946, John Kennedy to stand for election to Congress. In November he was elected to the House of Representatives from the Democrats - at the age of 29 years, winning more than 70% of the votes. In 1952, Kennedy to stand for election to the Senate - and in November became a senator from Massachusetts. In 1953 Kennedy married a famous beauty and trendsetter Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. They had three children, one of whom died shortly after birth, the son John was killed in a plane crash in 1999.

In 1957 the book of John F. Kennedy "Examples of Courage" - on American politics - was awarded the Pulitzer. In 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy announces his decision to run for president in November, he became the head of the U.S., ahead of his rival Richard Nixon at 1%.

John F. Kennedy advocated the improvement of relations between the U.S. and the USSR, but his reign was marked by a great crisis: Cuba in the Bay of Pigs, the construction of the Berlin Wall, Cuban missile crisis. The youngest in the history of the U.S. president was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas (Texas) during a presidential motorcade route through the city streets. The official report, "Warren Commission" to investigate the circumstances of Kennedy's assassination was published in 1964 - was named president of the murderer of Lee Harvey Oswald. There is no conspiracy to murder, according to the report, could not be detected, but the version of the true motives and the real killer is still being built.

May 29, 1985 occurred one of the biggest football tragic incidents. In Brussels, at the stadium, "Eisele", was scheduled football finals of the European Cup - between Liverpool and Juventus. British fans have provoked a fight with the Italian fans, and, under pressure from the crowd, the concrete wall fence sectors collapsed.

Under its rubble and the wounded in the fighting killed 39 people (32 Italian), and more than 400 people were injured. The match would cancel, but he still started with a delay of half an hour. With a 1:0 win Juventus (goal from a penalty scored by Michel Platini).

After this incident, the English clubs have been disqualified for three years, and Liverpool - for 5 years. The stadium, which became the scene of the tragedy, was soon renamed and restructured.

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