#636 Leon Trotsky / King Baggot – 7 November 1879

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky ( 7 November 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. On 20 August 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his home in Mexico with an ice axe by undercover NKVD agent Ramón Mercader suffering injuries from which he later died. Born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Yanovka, in the Kherson guberniya of the Russian Empire.

King Baggot

King Baggot

William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 – July 11, 1948) was an American actor, director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent era. The first individually publicized leading man in America, Baggot was referred to as “King of the Movies,” “The Most Photographed Man in the World” and “The Man Whose Face Is As Familiar As The Man In The Moon.” Baggot appeared in at least 269 motion pictures from 1909 to 1947; wrote 18 screenplays; and directed 45 movies from 1912 to 1928.


Also born on this day:
Benoît Broutchoux was a French anarchist.
Mordechai Nurock was a Jewish politician.
Scudder Klyce was an American philosopher, scientist and naval officer.

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