The Murder of the Russian Imperial Family at Yekaterinburg

The last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. In 1914, Russia was drawn into World War I, but was unprepared for the scale and magnitude of the fighting. Russia had the largest number of deaths in the war— over 1.8 million military deaths, and about 1.5 million […]

Advertisements

The Grande Armée Crossing in Berezina

The Battle took place from November 26-29, 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina, and the Russian armies under Mikhail Kutuzov, Peter Wittgenstein and Admiral Pavel Chichagov. The French suffered heavy losses but managed to cross the river and avoid being trapped. Since then “Bérézina” has been […]

The Dalton Gang’s last raid in Coffeyville

Around 9:30 the morning of October 5, 1892 five members of the Dalton Gang (Grat Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Bob Dalton, Bill Power and Dick Broadwell) rode into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. In close order the five crossed Walnut Street from the alley to the Condon Bank, holding winchester rifles close along their legs. Grat, Broadwell, […]