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1919 January


January 1st
In 1919, The C.C. RCP() and the Council of Defense set up a Party commission of inquiry, consisting of J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky, to investigate the reasons for the surrender of Perm and to adopt measures for the restoration of Party and Soviet work in the area of the Third and Second Armies of the Eastern Front.
January 4th
In 1919, Vilna (now Vilnius), which had been proclaimed capital of independent Lithuania, was captured by Soviet troops. The occupation lasted only until April.
January 5th
In 1919, the National Socialist Party (Nazi) by Anton Drexler formed in Munich, Germany.
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky arrive in Vyatka.
In a letter to V. I. Lenin written from Vyatka, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky urge the sending of reinforcements to the Third Army.
Night of January 6th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave for the headquarters of the Third Army in Glazov.
January 7th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky instruct the Regional Party Committee in Vyatka to mobilize Communists for the front.
January 13th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky send V. I. Lenin a brief preliminary report on the results of their investigation of the causes of the Perm disaster.
January 15th
In 1919, 2.3 million gallons of crude molasses erupt from a breached storage tank in a 30-foot-high wave in Boston, killing 21 and injuring 150 people.
January 18th
In 1919, the World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France.
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Glazov for Vyatka.
January 19th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin addresses a joint meeting of Ural and Vyatka Party and Soviet organizations, convened by the Commission of the Central Committee of the Party and the Council of Defense, on the question of setting up a Vyatka Revolutionary Military Committee.
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky hold a conference of representatives of the People's Commissariat of Railways, the military transportation division of the Third Army and other organizations on the subject of relieving congestion at the Vyatka railway junction.
J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky send V. I. Lenin a report on the measures adopted to strengthen the front and rear of the Third Army.
January 20th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the situation on the Eastern Front has improved.
January 21st
In 1919, Republic of Ireland proclaimed.
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Vyatka for Third Army headquarters in Glazov.
January 25th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky return to Vyatka from Glazov.
January 27th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky leave Vyatka for Moscow.
January 31st
In 1919, On their return from the Eastern Front, J. V. Stalin and F. E. Dzerzhinsky present to V. I. Lenin the report of the Commission of the C.C., RCP(B) and the Council of Defense.

1919 February


February 9th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "The Government's Policy on the National Question," is printed in Izvestia, No. 30.
February 17th
In 1919, At a meeting of the Council of Defense, J. V. Stalin reports on the organization of through trains for transport of grain and coal.
February 22nd
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "Two Camps," appears in Izvestia, No. 41.

1919 March


March 2nd
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "Our Tasks in fiche East," is printed in Pravda, No. 48.
March 2-6th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the First Congress of the Communist International as member of the delegation of the RCP(B).
March 8th
In 1919, At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars J. V. Stalin makes a report on the draft decree on the re-organization of State Control.
March 9th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "Two Years," is printed in Pravda, No. 53, and in Zhizn Natsionalnostei, No. 8.
March 16th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "Imperialism's Reserves, " is printed in Izvestia, No. 58.
March 18-23rd
In 1919, J. V. Stalin takes part in the work of the Eighth Congress of fche RCP(B).
March 19th
In 1919, The Eighth Congress of the RCP(B) elects J". V. Stalin to the commission for the final editing of the Party Programme.
March 21st
In 1919, J. V. Stalin addresses the Eighth Congress of the RCP(B) on the military question.
March 22nd
In 1919, The Eighth Party Congress elects J. V. Stalin a member of the commission set up to draft the resolution on the military question.
March 23rd
In 1919, Benito Mussolini formed his first combat group, the "fascio di combattimento" that would grow into the Fascist Party.
In 1919, The Eighth Party Congress elects J. V. Stalin a member of the C.C., RCP(B).
Izvestia publishes the "Agreement Between the Central Soviet Government and the Government of Bashkiria on an Autonomous Soviet Bashkir Republic, signed by V. I. Lenin and J.V. Stalin. March 25 At a plenary meeting of the C.C., RCP(B), J. V. Stalin is appointed a member of the Political Bureau and of the Organizing Bureau of the Central Committee.
March 30th
In 1919, The All-Russian Central Executive Committee appoints J. V. Stalin People's Commissar of State Control.

1919 April


April 3rd
In 1919, At a meeting of the Council of People's Commissars, J. V. Stalin makes a report on a draft decree on the reorganization of State Control.
April 9th
In 1919, Stalin makes a report at a plenary meeting of the A.R.C.E.C. on the reorganization of State Control.
V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin and M.I. Kalinin sign the decree on State Control approved by the A.R.C.E.C.
April 13th
In 1919, Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., RCP(B).
April 21st
In 1919, By decision of the Council of Defense, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin are appointed members of a commission set up to investigate the accountancy of military property by the Extraordinary Commission for the Supply of the Red Army.
April 23rd
In 1919, J. V. Stalin's article, "The Shooting of the Twenty-Six Baku Comrades by Agents of British Imperialism," is printed in Izvestia, No. 85.
April 30th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin signs an announcement "To All Citizens of the Soviet Republic" about the institution of a Central Bureau of Complaints and Applications of the People's Commissariat of State Control. The announcement is published in Izvestia, No. 97, May 8, 1919.

1919 May


May 1st
In 1919, Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages.
May 4th
In 1919, Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., RCP(B).
May 5th
In 1919, At a meeting of the Council of Defense, J. V. Stalin reports on the results of an inspection of Soviet institutions.
May 8th
In 1919, first transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane.
In 1919, V. I. Lenin and J. V. Stalin send a directive of the C.C., RCP(B) to the Ukrainian Council of People's Commissars to increase military assistance to the Southern Front in connection with Denikin's threat to the Donbas.
May 10th
In 1919, Brig. General Douglas Mac Arthur is named to head West Point.
May 17th
In 1919, In connection with Yudenich's offensive and the threat to Petrograd, the Central Committee of the Party and the Council of Defence send J. V. Stalin to the Petrograd Front.
May 19th
In 1919, On his arrival in Petrograd, J. V. Stalin confers with the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of the Western Front and the commander of the Seventh Army on the situation at the front.
J. V. Stalin informs V. I. Lenin by direct wire of the situation at Petrograd and the measures adopted to strengthen the front.
May 20th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Petrograd for the headquarters of the Western Front in Staraya Russa.
May 21st
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin and the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic by direct wire of the situation in the Gatchina sector of the front.
May 23rd
In 1919, Stalin leaves Staraya Russa for the Gatchina area, which is directly menaced by the Whites.
May 25th
In 1919, Stalin goes to Kronstadt to acquaint himself with the state of the Baltic Fleet.
Stalin inspects the fortifications on the Karelian sector of the front.
May 28th
In 1919, Stalin returns to Petrograd after his lour of the front.
May 30th
In 1919, Stalin confers with the Commander-in-Chief, representatives of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, and the commanders of the Western Front, the Seventh Army and the Baltic Fleet on measures for the defence of the approaches to Petrograd.

1919 June


June
In 1919, Hitler work "Propagandaleute" in der Universitat Munchen.
Beginning of June
In 1919, Stalin, appeals to the troops defending Petrograd to combat deserters and traitors at the front.
June 4th
In 1919, the U.S. Marines invaded Costa Rica.
June 8-9th
In 1919, Stalin visits the Narva sector of the Front.
June 10th
In 1919, The C.C., RCP(B) instructs J. V. Stalin to take measures to centralize the control of the Western Front.
June 13th
In 1919, In connection with the counter-revolutionary revolt in Forts Krasnaya Gorka and Seraya Loshad, J. V. Stalin orders vessels of the Baltic Fleet to take up stations in the outer roads and turn their guns on Fort Krasnaya Gorka, and also gives instructions for the formation of a Coastal Army Group in Oranienbaum for an assault on Krasnaya Gorka from the land.
June 14th
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Oranienbaum and confers with representatives of the naval and army commands and commanders and commissars of the Coastal Group units on the plan for the assault on Krasuaya Gorka.
June 15th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Oranienbaum for the battle area to direct the operations against Fort Krasnaya Gorka.
June 16th
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Forts Krasnaya Gorka and Seraya Loshad by the Red Army.
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of sailors of the Baltic Fleet and units of the Red Army in Fort Krasnaya Gorka.
June 21st
In 1919, German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his ow n fleet.
June 22nd
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the Red Army on the Petrograd Front has passed to the offensive.
June 28th
In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, officially ending World War I.
In 1919, Stalin sends a message of congratulation to the 1st Rifle Division and crews of the Onega Flotilla and the Baltic Fleet on the capture of Vidlitsa, the military base of the Finnish whiteguards near the borders of Finland.

1919 July


July 3rd
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Moscow.
July 3-4th
In 1919, Stalin takes part in the work of a ple-nary meeting of the C.C., RCP(B).
July 5th
In 1919, Stalin is appointed a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front.
July 8th
In 1919, Pravda publishes an interview with J. V. Stalin on the situation on the Pelrograd Front.
July 9th
In 1919, Stalin arrives at the headquarters of the Western Front in Smolensk.
July 10th
In 1919, President Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY') to the Senate, and urged its ratification.
July 13th
In 1919, Stalin confers in Minsk with members of the Lithuanian-Byelorussian Government on the question of dissolving the Government and the Minsk Council of Defense and the inclu-sion of their members in the agencies of the front.
July 23rd
In 1919, Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front to the Petrograd and Western Area Military Commissariats to organize nodal defense points.
July 31th
In 1919, Germany's Weimar Constitution created a republic with a parliamentary Reichstag in Berlin, but many opposed the Republic, including the Freikorps of dissatisfied German soldiers under Ernst Rohm centered in the Bavarian city of Munich, and the German Worker's Party that Adolph Hiter joined and turned into the National Socialist, or Nazi, Party by Aug. 1920.

1919 August


August
In 1919, Hitler work politic in Munchen.
August 5th
In 1919, Stalin signs an order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front for the establishment of a Petrograd fortified area.
Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front to the armies of the front, ordering them to rout the Whites at the approaches to Petrograd and capture Pskov.
August 11th
In 1919, In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin informs him of the position on the Western Front.
August 13th
In 1919, Stalin requests information by direct wire from G. K. Ordjonikidze as to the situation in the area of operation of the Sixteenth Army of the Western Front.
August 26th
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the capture of Pskov by the Red Army.
August
In 1919, Stalin presides at a Special Conference of responsible political workers of the Western Front on the subject of compiling "Instructions for Commissars of Regiments on Active Service."

1919 September


September 2nd
In 1919, thru Sept. 15, hurricane in Florida, Louisiana and Texas: 287 deaths, and 488 deaths at sea.
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin that the Red Army has launched a counter-offensive at Dvinsk.
September 10th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow.
In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. first Division during World War I.
September 11th
In 1919, US marines invade Honduras.
September 12th
In 1919, Hitler joined the German Workers' party that would become the NSDAP or Nazi party.
September 15th
In 1919, Stalin returns to Smolensk.
September 18th
In 1919, Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast.
September 25th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow.
September 26th
In 1919, Stalin takes part in the work of a plenary meeting of the C.C., RCP(B). The plenary meeting of the C.C. resolves to send J. V. Stalin to the Southern Front to organize the defeat of Denikin.
September 27th
In 1919, Stalin is appointed a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front.
J. V. Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, where, on his suggestion, it is decided to form a composite division for action on the Southern Front comprised of regiments of the Western Front, and also to institute a Southern Front Formations Board.
September 28th
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Smolensk.
September 30th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Smolensk for Moscow.

1919 October


October 2nd
In 1919, Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic where, on his suggestion, it is decided to replenish the Latvian Division, designated for service on the Southern Front.
October 3rd
In 1919, Stalin arrives at Southern Front headquarters in the village of Sergievskoye.
October 9th
In 1919, Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front ordering the formation of a shock force for action against Denikin's army at Orel.
October 11th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Sergievskoye for SerpukhoV. to which the headquarters of the Southern Front have been transferred.
October 15th
In 1919, In a letter to V. I. Lenin, J. V. Stalin outlines a strategic plan for an offensive against Denikin from the Voronezh area in the direction of Rostov through Kharkov and the Donbas.
October 16th
In 1919, Hitler first politic Rede as Midliedern of DAP.
October 17th
In 1919, Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the Fourteenth Army, ordering the capture of Orel. Orel was taken by the Red Army on October 20.
October 20th
In 1919, Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolu-tionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the armies of the Front, ordering the pursuit of Denikin's retreating armies, with the delivery of the main blow in the direction of Kursk.
October 25th
In 1919, Stalin informs V. I. Lenin of the rout near Voronezh of Shkuro's and Mamontov's Cavalry Corps by Budyonny's Cavalry Corps, and of the capture of Voronezh by the Red Army.
October 30th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Serpukhov for the battle area of the Southern front.

1919 November


November 3rd
In 1919, Stalin returns to Serpukhov after his visit to the front.
November 4th
In 1919, Stalin leaves for Moscow.
November 6th
In 1919, Stalin attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C., RCP(B), where a resolution on replenishments for the Southern Front is adopted on his motion.
November 9th
In 1919, Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front for pressing the offensive along the whole front and for routing the Kursk group of Denikin's forces.
November 11th
In 1919, On Stalin's proposal, the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front resolves to form a Cavalry Army.
Early half of November
In 1919, Stalin directs the compiling of instructions for the inspection of the organization of Soviet power in the liberated areas, and instructions to Revolutionary Committees in the area of the Southern Front.
November 16th
In 1919, Stalin leaves for Moscow.
November 17th
In 1919, Stalin attends a meeting of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic where the question of forming a Cavalry Army is discussed.
November 18th
In 1919, Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.
November 19th
In 1919, Stalin signs an order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front renaming the First Cavalry Corps the Cavalry Army.
November 21st
In 1919, Stalin attends a preliminary conference in Moscow, presided over by V. I. Lenin, of delegates to the Second All-Russian Congress of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East.
November 22nd
In 1919, Stalin makes a speech at the opening of the Second All-Russian Congress of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East.
November 27th
In 1919, The Presidium of the A.R.C.E.C. confers on J. V. Stalin the Order of the Red Banner for his services in the defense of Petrograd and selfless efforts on the Southern Front.
J. V. Stalin leaves Serpukhov for the battle area of the Southern Front.
November 29th
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Voronezh.

1919 December


December 5th
In 1919, Stalin arrives at Kastornaya station. From there he proceeds to Stary Oskol.
December 6th
In 1919, Stalin arrives at the village of Veliko-Mikhailovka, near Novy Oskol, in the area of operation of the First Cavalry Army.
At a joint meeting of the Revolutionary Military Councils of the Southern Front and the First Cavalry Army, J. V. Stalin outlines the latter's tasks in carrying out the plan for the defeat of Denikin.
December 6-7th
In 1919, Stalin familiarizes himself with the state of the units of the Cavalry Army and the course of military operations.
December 7th
In 1919, J. V. Stalin and S. M. Budyonny inspect the battlefield near Veliko-Mikhailovka.
December 8th
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Novy Oskol.
December 9th
In 1919, The Seventh All-Russian Congress of Soviets elects J. V. Stalin a member of the A.R.C.E.C.
December 10th
In 1919, Stalin arrives in Voronezh.
December 12th
In 1919, After his inspection of the front, J. V. Stalin returns to Southern Front headquarters in Serpukhov.
J. V. Stalin signs an instruction of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front to the armies of the front for the capture of Kiev and the Donbas.
December 13th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Serpukhov for Moscow.
December 17th
In 1919, Stalin returns to Serpukhov from Moscow.
December 18th
In 1919, The newspaper Petrogradskaya Pravda publishes a message sent on behalf of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Southern Front by J. V. Stalin to the workers of Petrograd, thanking them for their assistance to the Southern Front.
December 26th
In 1919, Stalin writes his article, "The Military Situation in the South," which is published in Pravda, No. 293, December 28.
December 29th
In 1919, Stalin leaves Serpukhov for Moscow.


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