12 Aug 44: Operation PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean): The world's first undersea oil pipeline is laid between England and France 70 nautical miles from the Isle of Wight through the English Channel to the Cherbourg peninsula and is considered one of history's greatest feats of military engineering. #WWII
Abram Petrovich Gannibal was an African brought to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great. He became major-general, military engineer, governor of Reval and nobleman of the Russian Empire. He is perhaps best known today as the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, who wrote an unfinished novel about him, Peter the Great's Negro.