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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Lenin's London Newspaper



Lenin's London Newspaper

Lenin edited the Bolshevik newspaper 'Iskra' here

Location: 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU

Description: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (22 April 1870 to 21 January 1924) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917.

As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years (1917-1924), as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a socialist economic system.

As a politician, Lenin was a persuasive orator, as a political scientist his extensive theoretic and philosophical developments of Marxism produced MarxismLeninism, the pragmatic Russian application of Marxism.

In 1903, Lenin attended the 2nd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which initially convened at Brussels before moving to London.

Iskra was a political newspaper of Russian socialist emigrants established as the official organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party.

Initially, it was managed by Vladimir Lenin, moving as he moved. The first edition was published in Stuttgart on December 1, 1900. Other editions were published in Munich (1900-1902) and Geneva from 1903. When Lenin was in London (1902-1903) the newspaper was edited from a small office at 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1 with Henry Quelch arranging the necessary printworks.


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Lenin's London Newspaper

Lenin edited the Bolshevik newspaper 'Iskra' here


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