"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Example: 1917 February the 23rd (Julian Calendar) March 8, 1917 - The beginning of the Russian Revolution: the disappearance of the tsarist regime and the establishment of the Soviet Union, the first communist state in the world.