On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1613: Mikhail Romanov was elected 'Tsar' by the Zemsky sobor, marking the beginning of the Romanov Dynasty
1728: Peter III (ruled 1961-1762) born.
1904: Alexei Kosygin, Soviet prime minister 1960-1980, born (died 1980)
1918: Death penalty officially restored (it had been outlawed in October 1917) for some offenders.