Category Archives: 1910s

Emperor Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1917)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (March 15, 1917, at 43:27)

(Thursday, March 15, 1917, 3:00 p.m. MSK; during World War I) — Seven days into the February Revolution, Emperor Czar Nicholas II of Russia today abdicated the throne in favor of his brother, Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich. Continue reading Emperor Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1917)

Train carring Czar Nicholas II stopped by hostile soldiers 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 14 1917)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (March 14, 1917, at 43:11)

(Wednesday, March 14, 1917; during World War I) — Six days into the February Revolution, soldiers hostile to Czar Nicholas II, with machine guns and artillery, halted his train today about a hundred miles short of the Petrograd. Continue reading Train carring Czar Nicholas II stopped by hostile soldiers 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 14 1917)

169 killed as military opens fire on striking workers in Petrograd 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1917)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (March 11, 1917, at 40:24)

(Sunday, March 11, 1917; during World War I) — Three days into the February Revolution, soldiers under the command of General Sergey Semyonovich Khabalov, acting under the Tsar’s orders, opened fire today on unarmed striking workers in Petrograd, Russia, killing 169.

International Women’s Day protests in Petrograd spark February Revolution 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 8 1917)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (March 8, 1917, at 39:13)

(Thursday, March 8, 1917; during World War I) — Women in Petrograd, Russia, went on strike today for “Bread and Peace,” demanding the end of World War I, an end to Russian food shortages and the end of czarism. Continue reading International Women’s Day protests in Petrograd spark February Revolution 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 8 1917)

President Wilson, VP Marshall publicly sworn in for second terms 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1917)


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(Monday, March 5, 1917, at about 12:30 p.m. EST) — President Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana were publicly inaugurated today for second terms of office at the east portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Edward D. White administering oath of office (to Wilson). Continue reading President Wilson, VP Marshall publicly sworn in for second terms 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1917)

President Wilson privately sworn-in for second term 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1917)

(Sunday, March 4, 1917, 12:04 p.m. EST) — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated for a second term today with the administration of the oath by Chief Justice Edward D. White in Wilson’s official room in the Capitol, just back of the Senate Chamber.

As March 4 fell on a Sunday, the formal public inauguration ceremonies were delayed until the following day (March 5, 1917).