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Feb7,1977: "Two Whatevers" is put forward

Feb 7, 1931: Five left-wing revolutionary writers are killed

On Feb 7, 1931, five left-wing revolutionary writers -- Rou Shi, Hu Yepin, Yin Fu, Li Weisen and Feng Keng -- were killed by the Kuomintang reactionaries in Shanghai. They engaged in the revolutionary struggle before their death, and produced a number of literary works, which played an active role in the initial development of proletarian revolutionary literature.

Feb 7, 1944: Famous national anti-Japanese hero Ma Benzhai dies

After the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression broke out, Ma Benzhai organized more than 70 young adults in his village to form a "Muslim anti-Japanese volunteer force" and raised the banner of anti-Japanese resistance. In early 1938, Ma Benzhai contacted the Communist Party of China, leading his unit to participate in the Hebei guerrilla army as a registered Muslim training unit in central Hebei. In October 1944, he joined the CPC. After the death of Ma Benzhai, the CPC Central Committee held a memorial service for him in Yan'an. Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai wrote elegiac couplets, expressed condolences and praised his life.

Feb 7, 1966: Learn from Comrade Jiao Yulu

On Feb 7, 1966, Xinhua News Agency broadcast a lengthy communication on the "Model of the county Party secretary – Jiao Yulu". On the same day, People's Daily published this communication and also issued an editorial that read: "Learn from the good student of Comrade Mao Zedong – Jiao Yulu." From Feb 8 to Feb 15, the CPC Central Rural Political Department, the General Political Department of PLA, the National Federation of Trade Unions, Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, the Central Bureau, and the provincial, city and county governments issued the notices to "Learn from Jiao Yulu". The country rallied to follow the lessons of Jiao to serve the people wholeheartedly, be realistic, down to earth, hard working and unwilling to bow to difficulties, to continue to forge ahead, to be clean, honest and to spare no efforts for the people. For 40 years, the impact of Jiao's spirit inspired the country and led to many Jiao-style cadres.

Feb7, 1977: "Two Whatevers" is put forward

On Feb 7, 197,7 People's Daily, Red Flag magazine and Liberation Army Daily published an editorial titled "Master File to Seize the Key Link". It stated: "We will resolutely uphold whatever policy decisions Chairman Mao made, and unswervingly follow whatever instructions Chairman Mao gave". This error inherited the "left" mistakes of Mao Zedong in his later years.