(Seeing as Catalpast is going on a run of 'today in history' - this one deserves a mention)
Today 100 years ago was one of the most momentous events in history - the Russian Revolution.
A mass movement by the working class and the peasantry in Russia overthrew the Tsarist regime and created the first workers state. In response the monarchists in Russia and the imperialist powers of the West launched a counter-revolutionary invasion to overthrow the workers state, leading to the bloodiest civil war in human history.
An important retrospective look at the Russian Revolution and its legacy today from the Socialist Party - The Living Legacy of the October Revolution
The Living Legacy of the October Revolution