Lenin

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    Note: The Julian calendar was used in Russia until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in February 1918, used by the Western world till today. During the 19th century the calendar fell 12 days behind and in the 20th century it fell 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar The date between brackets gives the Gregorian calendar date.

    1870

    April 10 (22): Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) born in Simbirsk.

    1886

    January 12 (24): Death of Vladimir's father.

    1887

    May 8 (20): Alexandr, Vladimir's older brother hanged for conspiracy to assassinate the Tsar.

    August 13 (25): Vladimir enrolls in the Kazan university. In December he is arrested and expelled for participating in stu­dents' protests.

    1888-89

    Resides in Kazan and Samara, begins study of law and revo­lutionary literature.

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