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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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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