Сегодня родился Чириков Алексей Ильич
On December 24, 1703 Chirikov Alexey Ilyich was born. This is a famous Russian seafarer and a captain, a researcher of the northwest coast of North America, northern part of the Pacific Ocean and the northeast coast of Asia. He was also Vitus Bering's assistant in the 1st and 2nd Kamchatka expeditions. Chirikov graduated from the Moscow navigation school and the Petersburg sea academy, and then served on Baltiysk fleet of armed forces of Russia.