On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1917

Historical Events

  • British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

RussiaRed October

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is proclaimed; first Council of People's Commissars is formed with Vladimir Lenin as leader and including Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin

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Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
Protesters scatter in Petrograd shortly after Russian government troops opened fire
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

[OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Birthdays

  • András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
1917 Highlights

About November 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio