The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all who chose to accompany them into exile – notably Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov – are executed in Yekaterinburg; as ordered by the Supreme Soviet (1918)
An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government starts the Spanish Civil War (1936)
Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami (1979)
TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 is exploded by terrorists, killing all 230 on board; FBI blames Boeing (1996)
President B. Hussein Obama gives a big teleprompted speech concerning the Progressive government-run health insurance scheme of edicts known as Obamacare (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama praises the confirmation of leftwing corruptocrat Richard Cordray as director of the newly-minted, Progressive Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2013)
d: Ernst Busch (1945), Katherine Graham (2001)
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