ARMENIANS ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES PROSTITUTION STING
- Armenians were arrested by Los Angeles police in Sun Valley on Wednesday.
Thirty-four people were arrested during an undercover prostitution sting, theLos Angeles Daily News reports.
Among the arrested are Edik Hakhnazaryan, 34, Charles Stepanian, 62, Sarkis Tunyan, 62, Saribek Pogyosyan, 52, Edik Hazarian, 51, and Stepan Karapetyan, 62.
- 0 Areg was the 8th month in the old Armenian calendar (March 9 to April 7). This name is based on the Armenian for sun (arev). Armenians began the New Year with the awakening of nature: the first month of spring.
- 1799 Death of French armenologist Simon-Petros Lurden. He studied at St. Lazarus island and translated the Bible from Armenian to Latin, and created an Armenian-French dictionary. His works are kept in Munich's Royal Manuscript Library.
- 1801 Death in Tbilissi (Georgia) of H. Arghootyan.
- 1880 An Armenian publishing company is founded in Tbilissi (Georgia).
- 1899 Death of Petros Shanshyan (public figure) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He was born in 1819.
- 1911 Birth, in Gyoomree, of the engineer and architect Edmon Tigranyan. He was the son of the composer Armen Tigranyan..
- 1914 France and Turkey sign an agreement on building roads and railways in Western Armenia.
- 1917 The Temporary Government annuls the Caucasian Viceroyship and creates the Transcaucasian Special Committee (Ozakom).
- 1920 Birth of Jansem (Hovhannes Semerjian) in Seleg (Turkey). Many of this artist's works are in European and US galleries.
- 1921 Signature of the French-Turkish Agreement on political, military, and economic cooperation.
- 1924 Death of poet Mateos Zarifyan.
- 1936 Birth of the Italian architect Breccia Fratadocci. He founded the "Mediaeval Armenian Architecture Research Center" in Rome. He organized the first exhibition of Armenian mediaeval architecture in Rome and Venice in 1968.
- 1983 The Ambassador of Turkey is killed in Belgrade. Raffi Elpekian and Harootyoon Levonian (Andranik Poghosyan) are arrested and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. They were both members of the "Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide", an underground political organization. Levonian was set free after four years in jail. Elpekian was freed after seven years.