The February Revolution…

began on this date in Russia in 1917.

The February Revolution was the first stage of the Russian Revolution and led to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. Ultimately the regime instigated by the February Revolution was usurped by the October Revolution.

[Russia was still using the Julian Calendar in 1917. Hence, March 8 elsewhere was February 23 in Russia; November 7 was October 25 .]