February 5 1852 – The Hermitage Museum Opens to the Public in St. Petersburg, Russia

February 5 1852 – The Hermitage Museum Opens to the Public in St. Petersburg, Russia5 (100%) 1 vote In 1764, on the banks of the Neva River, Catherine the Great tucked her new art collection into the Winter Palace after purchasing the first handful of paintings. Some 88 years later, the gathered masterpieces of Russian royalty were displayed to the public for the first time on February 5, 1852. The State Hermitage, known commonly throughout the world as the Hermitage Museum, has since become one of the oldest and largest galleries of its kind on the planet. Known for her desire to move the Russian people into the modern age […]

February 5 1917 – Political Constitution of the United Mexican States declared

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February 5 1917 – Political Constitution of the United Mexican States declared5 (100%) 1 vote The Mexican Revolution and civil uprising raged for almost seven years with demands for social reforms and equality, culminating in the proclamation of the current constitution, referred to as the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, on February 5, 1917. The constitution became the basis of the current government and political scenario in the country and is a momentous occasion in the history of Mexico. Since its declaration of independence from Spain in 1810, Mexico has adopted a number of constitutions and legal documents with constitutional effects. Not all of these have been considered […]