Today in Trotskyist History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-10-03 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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1917-10-23 Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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1927-12-27 Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1879-11-07 Leon Trotsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army [OS 26-10-1879], born in Yelizavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1907-04-03 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • 1914-02-07 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • 1946-03-25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-08-21 Leon Trotsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, political theorist and founder of the Red Army, assassinated at 62 by an ice-pick wielding Ramón Mercader

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1978-10-18 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64
  • 2006-07-20 Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
  • 2010-01-12 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, dies of cancer caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat AIDS at 63