Events:

924 – Æthelstan becomes King of Wessex (England)
1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel’s Water Music is premiered.
1762 – Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
1917 – King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.
1918 – On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Births:

1947 – Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 

Deaths:

924 – King Edward the Elder of England
1070 – Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders (b. 1030)

1918 – Family of Emperor Nicholas II Alexandrovich (b. 1868)
Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna (b. 1872)
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (b. 1895)
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna (b. 1897)
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (b. 1899)
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (b. 1901)
Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (b. 1904)

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