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February 8, 1725

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1725 Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia died. He was best known for modernizing Russia, by force at times, to try and make it as powerful as the other Western European nations. He … Continue reading

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September 1, 1689

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1689 Tsar Peter the Great of Russia placed a tax on men’s beards. Peter the Great wanted to drag Russia into the 17th Century and by forcing Russian men to shave their facial hair, … Continue reading

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