Revolutionary Year

Attack on the Winter Palace

Attack on the Winter Palace

The idea of this page is to present a series of posts, throughout the year, which document, commemorate and celebrate various events in the past that have played a role in the struggle of the working class and peasants of the world to free themselves from the shackle of capitalism and imperialism.


30th January 1649 – Execution of the war criminal Charles Stuart

31st January 1968 – The Tet Offensive in Vietnam


8th February 1921 – Birth of Nexhmije Xhuglini (Hoxha)

10th February 1972 – The Battle of Saltley Gate – 1972 Miners’ Strike


5th March 1953 – The death of Comrade Stalin

16th March 1968 – My Lai Massacre

18th March 1871 – Beginning of the Paris Commune

27th March 1886 – Birth of Sergei Mironovich Kirov


9th April 1948 – Deir Yassin Massacre

15th April 1989 – Hillsborough Disaster – Symphony No 11: Hillsborough Memorial – Michael Nyman

16th April 1917 – VI Lenin arrives at the Finland Station, Petrograd


1st May – May Day – International Workers’ Day

1st May – The History of May Day by Eric Hobsbawm

5th May – Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx

7th May 1954 – Vietnamese Liberation of Dien Bien Phu

9th May 1945 – Victory Day in the Soviet Union (Russia)

15th May 1948 – Nabka Day – A day of shame for the world

27th May 1941 – Execution of Vasil Laçi for the failed assassination attempt on Victor Emanuel III of Italy in 1941

28th May 1871 – The end of ‘Bloody Week’ of the Paris Commune






4th August 2014 – Centenary of the start of the First World War

6th and 9th August 1945 – Dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Myth-making and the Atomic Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6th and 9th August 1945 – anniversaries of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan




1st October 1949 – Declaration of the People’s Republic of China


7th November 1917 – The October Revolution

7th November 2017 – The Centenary of the October Revolution of 1917

Celebrate the 104th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution

11th November – Armistice Day

28th November 2012 – A hundred years of Albanian Independence?

29th November 1944 – The date of true independence for Albania

Independence Day – 29th November 2021 – in Gjirokaster


21st December 1878 – Birth of Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili (Stalin)