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ON THIS DAY in 1918 (21 May) the Battle of Bash Abaran began.

The Ottoman forces looked to make a foray into Yerevan, but were met in Abaran by the Armenian detachments, led by General Drastamat Kanayan. - Prior...

Khrimian Hayrig was born on this day in 1820.

An Armenian Apostolic Church leader, educator, and publisher, he served as Catholicos of All Armenians from 1893 to 1907. During this period he was known as Mkrtich I of Van. - A...

Baku Pogroms | ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY in 1990 (13 Jan) the Baku Pogrom began. The pogrom was directed against the ethnic Armenian inhabitants of Baku, Azerbaijan...

Սերգեյ Փարաջանով | ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY in 1924 (9 Jan) Sergei Parajanov was born. Born in Tiflis, he gained access to art from an early age. In...

Վահան Տերեան | ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY in 1920 (7 Jan) Vahan Derian passes away. He was an Armenian poet, lyrist and public activist. He is known for...

Գարեգին Նժդեհ | ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY in 1886 (1 Jan) Garegin Nzhdeh was born. He was an Armenian statesman and military strategist. As a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation,...

ON THIS DAY in 1937 (10 Dec) Movses Silikyan passed away.

Silikyan was born in the town of Vartashen in the Nukhinsky Uyezd of Elisabethpol Governorate, then part of the Russian Empire. In 1915 during the early stages...

Քեսապ (Kessab) | Historic Armenian Cities Campaign

Kessab is an Armenian-populated town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate. The name of the town is thought to be derived...

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