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17 January

On January 17, 1960 a storm near the Kurily Islands swept a barge with four Soviet soldiers on it out to sea. The men spent 49 days on the open sea, without food and water, until the US aircraft carrier Kearsarge rescued them.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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