Today in History: Feb. 28

Wikimedia Commons The military school's riding school. The 1,392-square-meter building on 13 Universitskaya Naberezhnaya now hosts a banquet hall for 550 guests.
281 years ago today, on Feb. 28, 1732, the first school opened to train children for military service in St. Petersburg. The school and others like it were abolished by the Bolsheviks immediately after the 1917 Revolution.