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Amazing Facts - September 12

September 12 2008

September 12, 1715 Peter I issued a decree banning residents of the capital resole boots and shoes, braces and nails. This was done to save the wooden cover streets young Russian capital.

Initially, the streets of St. Petersburg were only a clearing with ditches to divert water. Even the main street - Nevsky pershpektive - was a regular Prosecco from the Admiralty to Novgorod the road, the edges were dug two trenches.

The first urban roadways were wooden. In 1710 a policeman on the island (now Petrograd side) began work on paved roads with cobblestones, for these labor-intensive work involved captive Swedes. Peter issued a "decree brought by riverboat and by land in carts coming to St. Petersburg, for a certain number of wild stone". The decree spelled out how much a ship must carry the stones: "... and announce that stone Chief Commissioner Sinyavin, and the size of the stone brought to the courts for £ 10 and above and on carts 5 pounds and above but less used to were not ... "This decree worked more than sixty years. But a cheaper and longer than usual for the Russians remained a wooden bridge.

In 1715 Peter issued a strict edict: "Great Sovereign said in St. Petersburg to publish its Great Sovereign decree, that since that time continue to staples and nails than boots for men and women lined, no selling and host them had, well none of b rank who may have been, with the red lining of boots and shoes are not worn, and if anyone will come with the red lining boots or shoes, and they will be fined severely, and the merchant are people who are staples and nails will keep, will be deported hard labor; and the estate will take them to His Great Tsar. "

Since 1718, each householder was required to arrange and maintain in order pavement in front of his home: homeowners preferred the wooden streets. Then they began to do the sidewalks (trottuary ") of stone slabs, tortsovyemostovye, diabase stone blocks and, then asphalt.

September 12, 1941 aviatrix 135-second short-Bomber Regiment, Catherine Zelenko on bomber Su-2 in battle went to the ram and was hit by a German Me-109 fighters. The very character was also knocked down, but when it attempted to land the damaged plane. This case is unique in the history of aviation, when the air ram has successfully made a woman. May 5, 1990 pilots was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

12 September 1995 by the Defense of Belarus was accidentally shot down a balloon, took part in the championship balloonists and is listed by the wind into its territory. Killing two pilots, an American.

September 12, 1996 the world was revealed to the longest bunch of garlic. Garland this "product" in length 45.7 meters was presented to the British Trade Council Cheshire and entered into the Guinness Book of Records.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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