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Today in History, June 14

The Battleship Potemkin.

108 years ago, on June 14, 1905, a mass revolutionary uprising took place onboard the Battleship Potemkin, marking the first, significant signs of discord in the Russian fleet. After sailors were served with rotten meat, many officers were thrown overboard — a crime for which the main perpetrators later paid with their lives. In 1925, Sergei Eisenstein's groundbreaking film about the uprising, "Battleship Potemkin," was released. 


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