Today in History, July 16, 1918:
The Russian Imperial family, The Romanov’s, are executed by communist Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Czar Nicholas II was not cut out to be an Imperial ruler, as his ancestors had been.
After the disaster of the Russo-Japanese War and entry into WWI, the communists had their opening to start a revolution and take over. When the anti-Bolsheviks began to close in to rescue the royal family, the local communists were ordered to prevent their rescue….which in commie speak meant to murder the royal family.
The mother, father and children were told to dress and assemble in the basement of the home they were being held in for a photograph…then they were shot to death by a dozen gunmen.