What Happened on July 17, 1918

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings

ExecutionExecution of the Romanovs

The Romanov royal family and several of their retainers are executed by a Bolshevik firing squad in the basement of Ipatiev House, in Yekaterinburg, Siberia
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The basement room in Ipatiev House where the Romanov royal family and their staff were executed. The holes in the walls are from investigators searching for bullets.
The basement room in Ipatiev House where the Romanov royal family and their staff were executed. The holes in the walls are from investigators searching for bullets.

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandra Feodorovna [Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine], last Russian tsarina (1894-1918), executed by firing squad at 46

Person of interestAlexei Nikolaevich

Alexei Nikolaevich, last Tsarevich of Russia and son of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich
  • Alexei Trupp, Russian footman and assistant of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 62

BattleAnastasia Nikolaevna

Anastasia Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • Anna Demidova, Russian lady in waiting of Tsarina Alexandra, executed at 40
  • Eugene Botkin, Russian court physician of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 53
  • Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, executed at 19
  • Ivan Kharitonov, Russian cook of Tsar Nicholas II, executed around the age of 46

BattleNicholas II

Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia (1894-1917), executed at 50

  • Olga Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 22
  • Tatiana Nikolaevna, Russian grand duchess and daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 21