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  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 5, 1917

    Mexican Revolution

    Approving a New Constitution

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 5, 1917

    Carranza had consolidated enough power to go forward with the drafting of a new constitution in 1917.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    Vladimir Lenin

    February Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    In February 1917, the February Revolution broke out in St. Petersburg – renamed Petrograd at the beginning of the First World War – as industrial workers went on strike over food shortages and deteriorating factory conditions.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    Josip Broz Tito

    The February Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    During the February Revolution, a crowd broke into the prison and returned Broz to the POW camp. A Bolshevik he had met while working on the railway told Broz that his son was working in an engineering works in Petrograd.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    Joseph Stalin

    February Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 8, 1917

    Stalin was in the city when the February Revolution took place; uprisings broke out in Petrograd—as Saint Petersburg had been renamed—and Tsar Nicholas II abdicated to escape being violently overthrown. In Old style it was on 23/2/1917.




  • Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1917

    John F. Kennedy

    Birth

    Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1917

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, at 83 Beals Street in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.




  • Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1917

    John F. Kennedy

    Baptized

    Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1917

    Kennedy lived in Brookline for the first ten years of his life and attended the local St. Aidan's Church, where he was baptized on June 19, 1917.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jul 3, 1917

    Josip Broz Tito

    The July Days

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Jul 3, 1917

    Less than a month after Broz arrived in Petrograd, the July Days demonstrations broke out, and Broz joined in, coming under fire from government troops.


  • Spain
    Saturday Jul 28, 1917

    Spanish Civil War

    Spain was neutral in World War I

    Spain
    Saturday Jul 28, 1917

    Spain was neutral in World War I. Following the war, wide swathes of Spanish society, including the armed forces, united in hopes of removing the corrupt central government, but were unsuccessful. Popular perception of communism as a major threat significantly increased during this period.


  • 57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 29, 1917

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Silent Parade

    57th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 29, 1917

    To publicly demonstrate the black community's outrage over the riots, Du Bois organized the Silent Parade, a march of around 9,000 African Americans down New York City's Fifth Avenue, the first parade of its kind in New York, and the second instance of blacks publicly demonstrating for civil rights.


  • Russian Empire
    Tuesday Nov 6, 1917

    Joseph Stalin

    Police raided the Bolsheviks

    Russian Empire
    Tuesday Nov 6, 1917

    On 24 October, police raided the Bolshevik newspaper offices, smashing machinery and presses; Stalin salvaged some of this equipment to continue his activities. Date in old-style 24/10.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1917

    Joseph Stalin

    October Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1917

    In the early hours of 25 October, Stalin joined Lenin in a Central Committee meeting in the Smolny Institute, from where the Bolshevik coup—the October Revolution—was directed. in the old-style, it was 25/10.


  • Russia
    Thursday Nov 8, 1917

    Joseph Stalin

    A new Government

    Russia
    Thursday Nov 8, 1917

    On 26 October, Lenin declared himself Chairman of a new government, the Council of People's Commissars ("Sovnarkom"). In the old-style, it was 26/10.


  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Sunday Nov 18, 1917

    Indira Gandhi

    Born

    Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Sunday Nov 18, 1917

    Indira Gandhi was born as Indira Priyadarshini Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad.


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