ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: MARIA ROMANOV- 20 MARCH, 1916.
From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov:
20 March. Went to church with Papa and Mama. Had breakfast 5, Papa and Mama on the sofa. 4 went to the Gr.[and] Pal.[ace]. Walked with Papa and Mama [rode] in a carriage. Broke ice 4 with Papa. Had tea in the playroom. 5 went to Anya’s concert at the infirmary, “Ivanov Pavel” and the magicians. Went to our infirmaries with A., 17 soldiers arrived from the train. Rode with A. and Shura. Had dinner 5 with Papa, Mama, Silaev and Anya. Papa read.