Via The Blaze:
It is a new dawn, a new day. And for conservatives in America, that prospect is frightening to say the least.
In the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election, most of the country is mired in Monday-morning quarterbacking – analyzing what went wrong, or right, with their respective candidate’s campaign. Thus, the majority is likely not focused on the seemingly trivial “this day in history” factoids that often spring up on our daily online calendars. But yesterday, November 7, the day that Barack Obama was actually declared president re-elect of the United States, also marked another monumental occasion (at least in history): The 95th anniversary of Red October, otherwise known as the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Bolsheviks, or “One of the Majority,” were members of the Marxist Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party, which ultimately became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Founded by Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov, the Bolsheviks created the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (later the Soviet Union) and believed themselves to be champions of the working class. Other famed Bolsheviks are Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin.
The group, led by Lenin, seized control of the Russian government in October 1917 and became the dominating political force thereafter.
The Bolshevik Revolution was an armed uprising, and part of the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It was originally dated on October 25 per the Old Style Julian calendar, which corresponds with November 7 per the Gregorian calendar.