This Day in History

On March 8th, 1917, a pivotal event occurred in Russian history known as the February Revolution (by the Julian calendar then in use), which led to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and the end of imperial rule. Sparked by widespread discontent and exacerbated by the hardships of World War I, the revolution marked a turning point in Russian politics, eventually paving the way for the Bolshevik Revolution later that year.