This day in history:
In 1998 the book "About time, fates and myself" by the President N. Nazarbayev was published in the United Kingdom
Birthday of famous poet - Zhumeken Sabyruly Nazhimedenov
Over two and a half million tons rock outcrops released into the air for four seconds. Rock formed a huge dam which forever jammed the Malaya Almatinka valley. Thus the mud reservoir with the capacity to capture millions of cubic meters of water, mud, and debris was created. The construction of 115-m dam was finished in 1972. Its strength was tested by the nature in 1973.