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Every Communist must grasp the truth, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun".
- Mao Tse-tung, Chinese Communist leader, 1938.
Historical News on November 06
German Inflation Soars
1923 The German mark reached the incredible figure of 4.2 trillion to the US dollar today, as against 4.2 to the dollar ten years ago.
Workers can be seen taking their wages home in wheelbarrows and crates, worthless Monopoly money in a country where a loaf of bread costs 200 million marks.
1991 Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation, today issued a decree banning the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the Russian CP, and nationalizing their property.
He said that the Party’s role in the failed coup of last August proved that the CPSU was not a legitimate political party but a “special mechanism for exercising political power”.
1987 Rail passengers have often wished that TV screens on station platforms would show something more interesting than train times.
Passengers on Patna station, India, today suddenly saw a pornographic movie on the screens.
The official explanation was that a “mistake” had occurred.
1893 Tchaikovsky, the most famous Russian composer of his age, died at the age of 53.
There are rumours that he died of cholera from drinking a glass of unboiled water, but it seems more likely that he committed suicide by poison, having been ordered to do so by a hastily convened Court of Honour of old classmates from the School of Jurisprudence, who were fearful of a scandal because of Tchaikovsky’s homosexual relationship with a member of the Imperial family.
His death came only six days after he conducted the first performance of his Pathétique symphony.
“I am a Russian, Russian, Russian to the marrow of my bones,” he wrote to his patroness Nadezhda von Meek, and this was apparent in every note he ever wrote: his symphonies, his concertos, his operas (most notably Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, both after Pushkin), and of course his three great ballet suites, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
Although he had more than fulfilled the promise of his brilliant early years at the St Petersburg Conservatory, he died as he had lived, a tortured and frustrated man.
Raf's New Fighter
1935 The Hawker Hurricane, the RAF’s first monoplane fighter, flew for the first time today and inaugurated a new era in military aviation.
Heavily armed, with four machine-guns in each wing, it is claimed to be the fastest interceptor in the world, with a top speed of 325 mph (520 kph) at 20,000 ft (6,500 m).
Abraham Lincoln Triumphs in Elections
1860 Abraham Lincoln and his Republican running-mate Hannibal Hamlin triumphed over a split Democrat vote in today’s presidential elections, with official Democrat candidate Stephen A. Douglas receiving only 12 electoral votes to Lincoln’s 180.
The remainder were split between John C. Breckinridge, Southern Democrat (72) and John Bell, Constitutional Union Party (39).
The popular vote was another matter, however, Lincoln received nearly 2,00,000 votes less than the combined Democratic vote.
The key issue of the campaign was slavery, and Lincoln’s strong anti-slavery speech at the Cooper Union in New York in February made him front-runner for the Republican candidacy.
Lincoln challenged Douglas to debate the issue publicly, and the seven great Lincoln-Douglas debates the candidates conducted as they crisscrossed the country during the campaign enthralled the electorate.
Now that Lincoln is in the White House it is certain that the pro-slavery states will secede from the Union.