On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1925

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Leon Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council as he and Joseph Stalin battle for power in the aftermath of Vladimir Lenin's death

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Mikhail Frunze replaces Leon Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Military and Native Affairs (Minister of Defence)