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On this day in history – March 8, 1917 – February Revolution begins

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:28 am

Mar
8
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1917
February Revolution begins
In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with the abdication of Nicholas II, and Russia took a dramatic step… read more »

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