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The Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial family: 1919. In the last photo, the steeple of the church that gave the Imperial family comfort during their first weeks in Ekaterinburg can be seen. 

Items belonging to the Imperial family found at Ekaterinburg: 1919.

Items belonging to the Imperial family found at Ekaterinburg: 1919.

The courtyard at the Ipatiev House that the Imperial family passed through to the cellar. The gallery was added in the 1930s. 

The courtyard at the Ipatiev House that the Imperial family passed through to the cellar. The gallery was added in the 1930s. 

I am sorry, but Romanov fan art depicting the Grand Duchesses with bullet holes in their heads is in very poor taste, especially today. 

Items belonging to the Imperial family later found by the White Army at the Ipatiev House: 1918/1919.

An ikon of the Mother of God found at the Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial Family: 1918. 

An ikon of the Mother of God found at the Ipatiev House after the murder of the Imperial Family: 1918. 

96 years ago Emperor Nicholas II, his family and their four servants were brutally murdered in the cellar of the Ipatiev House. 

Through their suffering in exile, the Imperial family maintained their love of one another and their faith in God. 

Today they are revered as Passion Bearers in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Emperor, Empress, three of their daughters and their four servants rest together in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg. The remains of the two youngest children have yet to receive a state burial. 

Rest in peace.

I will not even reblog the photo in question this time because it is vile and I don’t even want to look at it. What I will say, for the 85543th time, is that there were no photos taker of the murder of the imperial family. If you see any on the internet, in a book, on tv, claiming to be these photos, they are fake, fake, FAKE! Stop posting these photos! They are disgusting and spread false information. I hope for the love of God that I never have to address this ridiculous issue again.

pbsthisdayinhistory:


November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.  While riding in an open-top Lincoln convertible through downtown, President Kennedy was struck by two bullets near the base of his neck and in his head.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife were also in the car riding in a 10-mile motorcade at the time of the shooting. President Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. Governor Connally later recovered from his injuries. 
On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, we present our special programs, all available to watch online and on Apple TV, our iOS apps, Roku, and Xbox.
American Experience |  “JFK”
The life of President John F. Kennedy, one of our most popular and most mourned leaders.
Part 1: http://to.pbs.org/1h5AALl
Part 2: http://to.pbs.org/I61G6p
FRONTLINE | "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" 
An investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.
NOVA | “Cold Case JFK” 
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?
Secrets of the Dead | “JFK: One PM Central Standard Time”
THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination. 
Photo: John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Library of Congress)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.  While riding in an open-top Lincoln convertible through downtown, President Kennedy was struck by two bullets near the base of his neck and in his head.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife were also in the car riding in a 10-mile motorcade at the time of the shooting. President Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. Governor Connally later recovered from his injuries. 

On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, we present our special programs, all available to watch online and on Apple TV, our iOS apps, Roku, and Xbox.


American Experience “JFK”

The life of President John F. Kennedy, one of our most popular and most mourned leaders.

Part 1: http://to.pbs.org/1h5AALl

Part 2: http://to.pbs.org/I61G6p

FRONTLINE | "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"

An investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.

NOVA | “Cold Case JFK”

Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?

Secrets of the Dead | “JFK: One PM Central Standard Time”

THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination.

Photo: John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Library of Congress)

thefollyofseward:

The End of Camelot

November 22nd, 1963

Even in her grief, Jacqueline Kennedy had the
strength to recount her husband's assassination in vivid detail and
the presence of mind to convey her hopes for his memorials.
   "His last expression was so neat," Mrs. Kennedy told
journalist Theodore H. White in comments released for the first
time Friday. "He had his hand out, I could see a piece of his
skull coming off ... and I can see this perfectly clean piece
detaching itself from his head.
   "Then he slumped in my lap," she said. "His blood and brains
were in my lap.
   "I kept saying: `Jack, Jack, Jack' and someone was yelling:
`He's dead, he's dead.' All the ride to the hospital I kept bending
over him saying: `Jack, Jack, can you hear me, I love you Jack.' I
kept holding the top of his head down, trying to keep the brains
in," she said on Nov. 29, 1963, a week after the president's
assassination.

50 years ago today! Rest in peace, President Kennedy.