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  • Eastbourne, Sussex, England
    Monday Oct 1, 1956

    Theresa May

    Birth

    Eastbourne, Sussex, England
    Monday Oct 1, 1956

    Born on 1 October 1956 in Eastbourne, Sussex.




  • Hungary
    Saturday Oct 6, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    László Rajk was Reburied

    Hungary
    Saturday Oct 6, 1956

    On 6 October 1956, László Rajk, who had been executed by the Rákosi government, was reburied in a moving ceremony that strengthened the party opposition.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Oct 22, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Resurrect MEFESZ Student Union

    Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Oct 22, 1956

    By 22 October 1956, Technical University students had resurrected the banned MEFESZ student union.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Technical University Students Staged a demonstration

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Technical University students staged a demonstration on 23 October that set off a chain of events leading directly to the revolution.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Protesters Convened Next To The Statue of József Bem

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    On the afternoon of 23 October 1956, approximately 20,400 protesters convened next to the statue of József Bem—a national hero of Poland and Hungary.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Ernő Gerő Requested Soviet Military Intervention

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    During the night of 23 October, Hungarian Working People's Party Secretary Ernő Gerő requested Soviet military intervention "to suppress a demonstration that was reaching an ever greater and unprecedented scale". The Soviet leadership had formulated contingency plans for intervention in Hungary several months before.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Incident at Radio Budapest building

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 23, 1956

    A large crowd gathered at the Radio Budapest building, which was heavily guarded by the ÁVH. The flash point was reached as a delegation attempting to broadcast their demands was detained and the crowd grew increasingly unruly as rumours spread that the protesters had been shot. Tear gas was thrown from the upper windows and the ÁVH opened fire on the crowd, killing many. The ÁVH tried to re-supply itself by hiding arms inside an ambulance, but the crowd detected the ruse and intercepted it. Hungarian soldiers sent to relieve the ÁVH hesitated and then, tearing the red stars from their caps, sided with the crowd. Provoked by the ÁVH attack, protesters reacted violently. Police cars were set ablaze, guns were seized from military depots and distributed to the masses and symbols of the Communist regime were vandalised.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Imre Nagy Replaced András Hegedüs as Prime Minister

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    On 24 October, Imre Nagy replaced András Hegedüs as Prime Minister. On the radio, Nagy called for an end to violence and promised to initiate political reforms that had been shelved three years earlier. The population continued to arm itself as sporadic violence erupted.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Soviet Tanks were stationed outside the Parliament

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    By noon, on 24 October, Soviet tanks were stationed outside the Parliament, and Soviet soldiers guarded key bridges and crossroads. Armed revolutionaries quickly set up barricades to defend Budapest, and were reported to have already captured some Soviet tanks by mid-morning.


  • Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Politburo discussed The Political Upheavals In Poland and Hungary

    Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    On 24 October, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (the Politburo) discussed the political upheavals in Poland and Hungary.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Oct 25, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    A mass of Protesters Gathered in Front of The Parliament Building

    Budapest, Hungary
    Thursday Oct 25, 1956

    On 25 October, a mass of protesters gathered in front of the Parliament Building. ÁVH units began shooting into the crowd from the rooftops of neighbouring buildings. Some Soviet soldiers returned fire on the ÁVH, mistakenly believing that they were the targets of the shooting. Supplied by arms taken from the ÁVH or given by Hungarian soldiers who joined the uprising, some in the crowd started shooting back.


  • Kecskemét, Hungary
    Friday Oct 26, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Military Action Towards The demonstrations in Front of The Office of State Security and The Local Jail

    Kecskemét, Hungary
    Friday Oct 26, 1956

    In the town of Kecskemét on 26 October, demonstrations in front of the office of State Security and the local jail led to military action by the Third Corps under the orders of Major General Lajos Gyurkó, in which seven protesters were shot and several of the organizers were arrested.


  • Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
    Saturday Oct 27, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Army Units Were brought In To Secure Csepel and Restore Order

    Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
    Saturday Oct 27, 1956

    On 27 October, army units were brought in to secure Csepel and restore order.


  • Hungary
    Sunday Oct 28, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    A Ceasefire Was Arranged

    Hungary
    Sunday Oct 28, 1956

    Hungarian general Béla Király, freed from a life sentence for political offences and acting with the support of the Nagy government, sought to restore order by unifying elements of the police, army and insurgent groups into a National Guard. A ceasefire was arranged on 28 October.


  • Suez Canal, Egypt
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    Shimon Peres

    1956 Suez War

    Suez Canal, Egypt
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    From 1954, as Director-General of the Ministry of Defense, Peres was involved in the planning of the 1956 Suez War, in partnership with France and Britain against Egypt.


  • Hungary
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    There Were 71 Cases of Armed Clashes between The Army and The Populace In Fifty Communities

    Hungary
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    From 24 to 29 October, however, there were 71 cases of armed clashes between the army and the populace in fifty communities, ranging from the defence of attacks on civilian and military objectives to fighting with insurgents depending on the commanding officer.


  • Hungary
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Army Units withdrew from Csepel

    Hungary
    Monday Oct 29, 1956

    The army units withdrew from Csepel on 29 October, after which the rebels seized control of the area.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Attacking The Central Committee of The Communist Party building

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    On 30 October, Király's forces attacked the Central Committee of the Communist Party building.


  • Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Local Revolutionary Councils Had been Officially Sanctioned

    Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Local revolutionary councils formed throughout Hungary, generally without involvement from the preoccupied National Government in Budapest, and assumed various responsibilities of local government from the defunct Communist party. By 30 October, these councils had been officially sanctioned by the Hungarian Working People's Party, and the Nagy government asked for their support as "autonomous, democratic local organs formed during the Revolution".


  • Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Presidium decided not to temove the New Hungarian Government

    Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    After some debate, the Presidium on 30 October decided not to remove the new Hungarian government.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Most Soviet Troops had Withdrawn from Budapest

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    By 30 October most Soviet troops had withdrawn from Budapest to garrisons in the Hungarian countryside.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Armed Protesters Attacked The ÁVH detachment Guarding The Budapest Hungarian Working People's Party Headquarters

    Budapest, Hungary
    Tuesday Oct 30, 1956

    On 30 October, armed protesters attacked the ÁVH detachment guarding the Budapest Hungarian Working People's Party headquarters on Köztársaság tér (Republic Square), incited by rumours of prisoners held there and the earlier shootings of demonstrators by the ÁVH in the city of Mosonmagyaróvár.


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