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St Petersburg - Notable Historical Events

Peter the GreatMay 27, 1703

TchaikovskyNov 17, 1888

Betsy RawlsFeb 16, 1958

Mickey WrightFeb 12, 1961

Kathy WhitworthMar 21, 1965

Nicholas IIMar 5, 1995

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St Petersburg - Historical Events
Date Event
1703-05-27

St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1764-05-05

Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls

1798-11-27

Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

1824-11-07

St Petersburg flood

1824-11-19

Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000

1836-04-19

Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg

1836-12-30

Lehman-theater in St Petersburg catches fire; 100s die

1852-04-30

Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg

1862-11-11

Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)

1867-01-12

Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo," premieres in St Petersburg

1874-01-24

Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov," premieres in St Petersburg

1875-12-08

Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty" premieres in St Petersburg

1882-02-10

Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St Petersburg

1887-10-31

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" premieres in St Petersburg

1888-11-17

Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1890-10-23

Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg)

1892-12-17

Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg

1893-01-10

Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg

1895-01-15

Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

1896-10-17

Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St Petersburg

1901-11-27

Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain

1902-01-25

Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg

1902-04-02

Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.

1905-01-22

In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'

1905-10-26

First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia

1905-10-31

Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St Petersburg

1905-12-22

Arrest of St Petersburg Soviet members leads to an uprising of Moscow workers and fighting in the street

1907-02-22

Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka," premieres in St Petersburg

1907-12-22

Saint-Saëns/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne" premieres in St Petersburg

1908-11-06

Leonid Andreyev's "Dui Nashey Zhizni" premieres in St Petersburg

1913-05-07

An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War

1914-01-01

1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)

1914-03-22

World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins

1914-09-01

St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd

1917-03-12

Stalin, Kamenev & Muranov arrives in Petrograd/St Petersburg

1924-01-24

Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991

1931-02-15

Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager

1941-09-08

Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins

1953-05-31

WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

1954-02-14

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1955-02-13

Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1955-02-14

WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins

1955-04-01

WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast

1956-02-19

Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1957-02-17

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1958-02-16

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1958-10-27

WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959-02-15

Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament

1960-02-14

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1961-02-12

Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1962-02-18

Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1963-02-10

Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1964-04-05

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1965-03-21

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1965-07-17

WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins

1966-03-20

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

1966-06-14

Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

1966-09-12

WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast

1967-03-19

Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic

1968-03-17

Kathie Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Blossom Golf Open

1968-11-04

WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

1990-02-04

St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

1990-12-02

79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

1990-12-18

NL announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Wash DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)

1991-09-27

1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)

1991-11-06

Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg

1994-07-23

Goodwill Games open in St Petersburg

1995-03-05

Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

1999-03-29

61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St Petersburg

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St Petersburg - Birthdays
Date Event
1745-07-28

Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)

1845-02-26

Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)

1850-01-17

Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer

1855-05-10

Anatoli Liadov, St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]

1865-08-10

Alexander K Glazunov, St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana)

1873-05-03

Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]

1873-05-15

Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [NS]

1882-01-31

Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer

1882-04-23

Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)

1889-01-01

Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor

1895-04-14

Mary Marquet, St Petersburg Russia, actress (Matter of Resistance)

1896-12-22

Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet

1899-01-02

Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer

1899-04-23

Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)

1900-06-22

Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)

1900-11-07

Efrem Kurtz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54)

1901-12-22

Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)

1903-04-18

Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)

1903-07-27

Nikolai Cherkasov, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Ivan the Terrible)

1904-12-28

Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)

1904-12-30

Dmitry B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec]

1905-11-17

Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], St Petersburg Russia, actor (My Man Godfrey)

1906-09-25

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]

1910-01-08

Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)

1912-01-19

Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)

1937-06-11

Johnny Brown, St Petersburg Fla, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams)

1937-10-10

Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)

1939-11-03

Terrence McNally, St Petersburg Fla, playwright (Bad Habits)

1956-10-23

Betsy Nagelsen, St Petersburg FL, tennis star

1959-04-02

Dean Townson, St Petersburg Fla, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)

1969-01-22

Christina Marie Leardini, St Petersburg Fla, playmate (Apr, 1991)

1969-04-30

Dexter Rogers, St Petersburg Fla, volleyball opposite hitter (Oly-96)

1971-02-06

Peter Tchernyshev, St Petersburg Russia, dance skater (& Naomi Lang)

St Petersburg - Notable Weddings

Nicholas IINov 26, 1894

St Petersburg - Weddings
Date Event
1894-11-26

Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg - Deaths
Date Event
1826-02-25

Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60


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