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Nicholas II Became Tsar 1894: Nicholas II Became Tsar
1.11.1894: Nicholas II Became Tsar
Following the death of Russian Tsar Alexander III, his eldest son Nicholas II ascended to the throne. He banned progressive political movements and exiled thousands whom he regarded as political enemies. When unarmed workers, women and children marched to the Winter Palace on January 9th 1905 to demand reforms, Nicholas II commanded his troops to open fire. Over a thousand people were killed on "Bloody Sunday," in what was a taste of things to come under the regime of terror Nicholas II instigated in October of the same year. Nicholas II abdicated in 1917 and was executed on July 16th the following year, along with the rest of his family.
Zitat des Tages
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A scandal shook the German government on 1 November 1957. What happened?
  The economics minister was found guilty of insider trading
  A call girl for men in high places was found murdered
  The chancellor was seen with his secretary in a motel