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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

This day in history

27 September, 2012 - 00:00

1783: Kherson Shipyard launches the battleship Slava Yekateriny [Glory to Catherine of Russia].

1885: The South Russian Institute of Technology, Ukraine’s first higher technical school, starts functioning in Kharkiv.

1906: The first issue of Ukraine’s daily newspaper Rada comes off the presses in Kyiv.

1912: Sportyvne pole [Athlete’s Field] Stadium is launched in Kyiv.

1955: Date of Ukraine’s first samizdat document entitled “An Open Letter to the UN,” written by Ukrainian political prisoners in Mordovia camps.

1977: Ukraine’s first nuclear power plant in Chornobyl starts generating as part of the Soviet Union’s power supply system.

1993: President Leonid Kravchuk of Ukraine signs an edict establishing the Coordinating Committee for Market Reforms and against Economic Crisis in Ukraine.

2009: FILA Wrestling World Championships are held at the Messecenter Herning exhibition center in Herning, Denmark. Ukrainian athletes win 5 bronze medals.