On this day: August 23

Published On: Aug 22 2012 03:54:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup, and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.

OTD August 23 - Romanovs
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Romanov Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

2007: The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich (third from right), Tsarevich of Russia, and one of his sisters, either Anastasia (second from left) or Maria (far right), are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia. He was murdered alongside his parents, four sisters, and three retainers during the Russian Civil War by order of the Bolshevik government, though rumors that he and other family members had survived persist today.

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