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Alexei’s 1916 diary and its opening page. “The first diary of my little Alexey. Mama. Tsarskoye Selo.”

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15 intimate snapshots of the Romanov family, shortly before their execution

Olga, Tatiana, Alexei, an unidentified man and Tsar Nicholas II in Rospha, Russia. 15 intimate snapshots of the Romanov family, shortly before their execution

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.

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920)

Soldiers pay moving tribute to 8 million horses, donkeys, & mules that died during World War I 1915

The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan in 1962.