Graves · Political · Russia

Bodies of the February Revolution laid to rest

March 23, 1917 Petrograd, Russian Empire (modern day St. Petersburg, Russia) The bodies of the victims of the February Revolution are laid to rest The February Revolution lasted from March 8 - 12 (using the Gregorian calendar, or February 23 - 27 using the Julian calendar) which marked the ending of the imperial system and… Continue reading Bodies of the February Revolution laid to rest

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots another during school recital (1907)

March 23, 1907 Carmi, Illinois Two men quarrel at a school recital, ending in a fatal shooting The two men, George Nicholson and John Kerd, had been longtime friends and neighbors. During a school recital, both men criticized the children on stage as they sang. When it was Nicholson’s own daughter’s turn, Kerd remarked on… Continue reading Man shoots another during school recital (1907)

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Religion · Utah

FLW: don’t mangle my body

Famous Last Words John Doyle Lee Meadow Mountains, Utah territory March 23, 1877 "Center on my heart, boys. Don't mangle my body." In September 1857, a group of emigrants moving west to California were attacked in Mountain Meadows by a group of Native Americans, as well as members of the Church of Ladder Day Saints… Continue reading FLW: don’t mangle my body