Nicky’s Diary at the Day of Alexei’s birth: “Weight 4660 gms, length 58 cm, girth of head 38cm, girth of chest 39cm.”July 30th 1904 (O.S.)“An Unforgettable, great day for us on which so clearly the mercy of God has visited us. At 1:15 in the afternoon Alix gave birth to a son who was given the name of Alexei when praying. Everything had happened remarkably soon - for me at least. In the morning, as usual, I visited Moma, then I received a report from Kokovtsov and the artillery off
President Theodore Roosevelt's diary entry the day his wife died. On Valentine's Day of 1884, just 36 hours after the birth of their only daughter, Alice, 25-year-old future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt held his young wife in his arms as she passed away from undiagnosed Bright's disease. Incredibly, just hours before, in the same house, he had already said a final goodbye to his mother, Martha. She had succumbed to Typhoid, aged just 48.