December 30, 1916: Killed, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. According to his assassins, Rasputin had been poisoned, shot, and clubbed before being thrown into the Nevka River. The murderers' accounts are not considered particularly accurate. Here, Rasputin is shown in 1914, recovering in the hospital from an earlier assassination attempt.
NICHOLAS ROMANOV BECOMES THE 18TH ROMANOV CZAR OF RUSSIA AND MARRIES (became the 18th Romanov Czar of Russia at 26, immediately took as his czarina Alexandra, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England, was a better husband than a monarch, had no grasp of the vast unrest that led to the Russian Revolution, also became the last Romanov Czar of Russia after his and his family's executions)