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  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Birth

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Stalin was born in the Georgian town of Gori on 18 December 1878.




  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Dec 29, 1878

    Baptised

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Dec 29, 1878

    Stalin was baptised on 29 December.




  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Aug, 1894

    School

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Aug, 1894

    He enrolled at the school in August 1894.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Oct 01, 1899

    Meteorologist

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Oct 01, 1899

    In October 1899, Stalin began work as a meteorologist at a Tiflis observatory.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 01, 1900

    May day 1900

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 01, 1900

    Co-organised a secret workers' mass meeting for May Day 1900, at which he successfully encouraged many of the men to take strike action. By this point, the empire's secret police—the Okhrana—were aware of Stalin's activities within Tiflis' revolutionary milieu. They attempted to arrest him in March 1901, but he escaped and went into hiding, living off the donations of friends and sympathizers.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 01, 1901

    May day 1901

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 01, 1901

    Remaining underground, he helped plan a demonstration for May Day 1901, in which 3,000 marchers clashed with the authorities.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Nov, 1901

    Tiflis Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP)

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Nov, 1901

    In November 1901, he was elected to the Tiflis Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP), a Marxist party founded in 1898.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    Massacre Protesters

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    In January 1905, government troops massacred protesters in Saint Petersburg. Unrest soon spread across the Russian Empire in what came to be known as the Revolution of 1905.


  • Senaki, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Jul, 1906

    Marriage

    Senaki, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Jul, 1906

    Stalin married Kato Svanidze in a church ceremony at Senaki in July 1906.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Feb, 1913

    Arrested

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Feb, 1913

    In February 1913, Stalin was arrested while back in Saint Petersburg. He was sentenced to four years exile in Turukhansk, a remote part of Siberia from which escape was particularly difficult.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 08, 1917

    February Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Thursday Mar 08, 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 in 23/2/1917.


  • Russian Empire
    Tuesday Nov 06, 1917

    Police raided the Bolsheviks

    Russian Empire
    Tuesday Nov 06, 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 07, 1917

    October Revolution

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Wednesday Nov 07, 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 old style it was in 25/10


  • Russia
    Thursday Nov 08, 1917

    A new Government

    Russia
    Thursday Nov 08, 1917

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


  • Russia
    1919

    Bolsheviks Won the War

    Russia
    1919

    The Bolsheviks had won the civil war by late 1919.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Apr 03, 1922

    General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Apr 03, 1922

    At the 11th Party Congress in 1922, Lenin nominated Stalin as the party's new General Secretary. Although concerns were expressed that adopting this new post on top of his others would overstretch his workload and give him too much power, Stalin was appointed to the position.


  • Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Lenin Died

    Russia
    Monday Jan 21, 1924

    Lenin died in January 1924


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Oct, 1927

    Crushing the enemies

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Oct, 1927

    In October 1927, Zinoviev and Trotsky were removed from the Central Committee; the latter was exiled to Kazakhstan and later deported from the country in 1929. Some of those United Opposition members who were repentant were later rehabilitated and returned to government.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    Non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Wednesday Aug 23, 1939

    The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany on 23 August 1939.


  • Poland
    Friday Sep 01, 1939

    WWII Began

    Poland
    Friday Sep 01, 1939

    Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939 starting World War II.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Tuesday May 06, 1941

    Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Tuesday May 06, 1941

    Became Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Hitler launched an invasion

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, Hitler launched an invasion of the Soviet Union.


  • Germany
    Monday Apr 30, 1945

    WWII Finished in Europe

    Germany
    Monday Apr 30, 1945

    In April 1945, the Red Army seized Berlin, Hitler committed suicide, and Germany surrendered.


  • Moscow, Soviet Union
    Thursday Mar 05, 1953

    Death

    Moscow, Soviet Union
    Thursday Mar 05, 1953

    Stalin died on 5 March 1953.


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