On this day:

1916: The first woman to be elected to US Congress (Jeannette Rankin)

1917: October Revolution happened. The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, took over the winter palace and ended the rule of the post-Tsarist provisional government and transferred all powers to the communists in Russia 

Born on this day:

1867: Marie Curie, Polish chemist, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1888: C. V. Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1913: Albert Camus, French author, journalist, philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1913: Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh/English geographer, biologist, explorer

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