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Today in History, July 17

Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and their five children were executed in a basement in Yekaterinburg 95 years ago today, on July 17, 1918. The family had spent more than a year under house arrest and were killed on the orders of the Council of People's Commissars and the Central Executive Committee.

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