Today’s birthday May 7th 1840 : Russian composer Peter Illich Tchaikovsky (Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovksky)
Tchaikovsky attempted to keep a diary from time to time. During his stay at the School of Jurisprudence he “kept a diary entitled “Everything”, conisting all his keepsakes and ’secrets of his soul”, publically to read for everyone, because he did not llock it (away). This diary was accidentally burnt by Tchaikovsky in 1866, after he moved from Saint Petersburg to Moscow.
The first page of Tchaikovsky’s Diary "No. 6”, June 1887, now preserved in the Tchaikovsky House-Museum Archive at Klin (ref a2, No. 24).