What holiday is today – on the calendar October 18

We tell you which holiday is celebrated today, October 18

On October 18, 2022, a number of unofficial holidays are celebrated: World Women’s Happiness Day, Day of Remembrance of Military Cossack Glory, Sweet Molasses and Oriental Candy Day, and International Tie Day. Everyone can choose a holiday to their liking.

In the folk calendar Kharitinin day. On this day, girls and women begin to weave cloths, so the people called this holiday Kharitins – the first cloths. Christians revere the holy martyr Kharitina.

Dates in history:

1723 – on the island of Kotlin, Peter I founded the Kronstadt fortress, the main base of the Baltic Fleet.

1867 – Alaska passes from Russia to the United States.

1883 – in Saint Petersburg at the site of the assassination of Alexander II, the Church of the Savior was laid on blood.

1906 – in Russia, a decree was issued on the equalization of the rights of peasants with other classes in relation to public service, freedom to choose a permanent residence and on the abolition of corporal punishment by the verdict of the volost courts.

1921 – a decree was issued on the formation of Crimean autonomy within Russia.

1924 – The Council of People’s Commissars passed a decree on compulsory smallpox vaccination.

1942 – The City Theater was opened in besieged Leningrad, later renamed the theater named after VF Komissarzhevskaya.

1947 – the first launch of a long-range ballistic missile in the USSR was made at the Kapustin Yar test site.

1951 – The Soviet Union conducted nuclear weapons tests.

1955 – Kakhovskaya HPP was commissioned.

1963 – the first ever escape of a cat (Felicette) into space.

1990 – The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug announced its secession from the Tyumen Region.

1991 – The Law of the RSFSR on the Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression was adopted

2000 – an operation began to lift the bodies of sailors from the sunken nuclear submarine “Kursk”.

2011 – Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Tajikistan signed an agreement on a free trade zone in the CIS.

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