The execution of the Romanovs

July 16, 1918 Yekaterinburg, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Czar Nicholas II, his family, and a few of his servants are executed Nicholas, the last Czar of Russia, abdicated his throne following the February Revolution of 1917. They were imprisoned until the night of July 16/early hours of July 17 when they were shot, clubbed,…

Author dies of shock after accidentally falling on fire coals

July 16, 1953 Guildford, Surrey, England Hilaire Belloc dies a few days after sustaining minor burns he received from attempting to place a log in the fire, fell, and briefly landed in the coals Belloc was an author, activist, and historian. One of his books, Cautionary Tales for Children, included "Jim, who ran away from…

Today in Horror History: July 16

Birthdays:Barnard Hughes (July 16, 1915 - July 11, 2006) who starred in The UFO Incident (1975), “Tales from the Darkside” (episode: Trick or Treat), Where Are the Children? (1986), and The Lost Boys (1987). Phoebe Cates (July 16, 1963) who starred in Gremlins (1984), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1986), and Drop Dead Fred (1991).…