NKR DELEGATION ARRIVES IN YEREVAN
STEPANAKERT. - An official delegation from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), led by NKR President Bako Sahakyan, left for Armenia's capital city Yerevan on Thursday.
In Yerevan, the NKR delegation will attend the celebratory events devoted to the 21st anniversary of Armenia's Independence, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President informs.
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- 1827 Russian forces occupy Fort Sardarapat.
- 1854 The Battle of Alma in the Crimea.
- 1908 Birth of Catholicos Vazgen the First. He died in 1994.
- 1918 A British Army firing squad summarily murders the 26 Baku Commissars of the Baku Commune (including Stepan Shahoomyan) somewhere on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
- 1962 The Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet awards composer Avet Avetisyan the title of People's Artist of the USSR.
- 1990 The Azeri Turk attack on Martooni (Artsakh) is repulsed.
- 1992 Artsakh unsuccessfully petitions the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries for recognition of its independence.