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Mar 8, 1917: February Revolution Begins

In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with

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Feb 6, 1928: Anastasia Arrives in the United States

Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich On February 6, 1928, a woman calling herself Anastasia

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Dec 30, 1916: Rasputin Murdered

Grigory Rasputin, a self-fashioned Russian holy man, is murdered by Russian nobles eager to end his sway over the royal family. Rasputin won the favor of Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra through his ability to stop the bleeding of

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