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February 11, 55 CE

On February 11, 55 CE, Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, the rightful heir to the Roman Empire, died of natural causes at the age of almost 14. He was poisoned by his step-brother and current emperor of Rome, Nero. He was … Continue reading

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January 27 661

On January 27, 661, the 4th Caliph of the Rashidan Caliphate, Ali Ibn Abu Talib was attacked while praying at the Great Mosque of Kufa in Mesopotamia. Ibn Muljam, a Kharijite struck the Caliph in the head with a poisoned … Continue reading

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April 27, 1578

On April 27, 1578, the Duel of the Mignons happened and claimed the lives of two of the favorite retainers of Henry III of France and two of the favorite retainers of Henry I, Duke of Guise. What was a … Continue reading

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February 13, 2017

On February 13, 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the older brother of Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. North Korean agents convinced two women to spray King Jong-nam with the deadly VX nerve agent. They were … Continue reading

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January 31, 1929

On January 31, 1929, Joseph Stalin had Leon Trotsky exiled from the USSR. Apparently, Leon, one of the original band members of Lenin’s group was too popular with the common Russian people and Iron Joe did not like to share … Continue reading

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March 28, 193

On March 28, 193, the Praetorian Guard murdered the Roman emperor, Pertinax. Why did they murder him? Two reasons. First, they were corrupt and had been promised a hefty payment after the death of Commodus. Second, Pertinax was ex-military and … Continue reading

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March 23, 1801

On March 23, 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia learned what happens when a weak ruler that doesn’t have the military backing him, tries to force the nobility and wealthy to conform to a chivalric code and put aside their … Continue reading

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February 10, 1567

On February 10, 1567, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was found dead, following an explosion at the Kirk o’Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. Surprisingly, he didn’t die from the explosion, but instead was found to … Continue reading

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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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April 9, 1454

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1454 the city states of Venice, Milan and Florence signed a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy. This was done so the Italian national sport of political poisonings and dark alley assassinations could be resumed … Continue reading

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