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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

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Naval officer dies after being shot in the pelvis during duel

March 22, 1820 Washington, D.C. Stephen Decatur dies at 41 from injuries sustained during a gun duel Decatur, a distinguished naval officer, had been challenged by Commodore James Baron after Decatur made disparaging remarks regarding Baron's conduct during the Chesapeake-Leopold Affair of 1807. Decatur accepted, though he did not tell his wife about the duel,… Continue reading Naval officer dies after being shot in the pelvis during duel