Sunday, October 22, 2017

Today -100: October 22, 1917: The revolution and the people are in danger

Theodore Roosevelt admits that he is blind in one eye, the result of a boxing mishap when he was, um, president of the United States.

At the opening of the Preliminary Parliament in Petrograd, PM Kerensky praises the navy but says the army sucks. President of the Petrograd Workers’ and Soldiers’ Soviet Leon Trotsky addresses the body, attacking the government as bourgeois and retrograde. Before leading a walk-out, he says “I am leaving to tell the workers, soldiers and peasants that the revolution and the people are in danger.”

Arthur Conan Doyle’s His Last Bow comes out, the second Sherlock Holmes book published during the war, consisting of stories published before the war except for the title story, with the bees and the spies.

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