Today in History, Oct. 28

Wiki commons Marfa Sobakina, forensic facial reconstruction by S.A. Nikitin.

442 years ago today, on Oct. 28, 1571, Tsar Ivan the Terrible married Marfa Sobakina, his third wife, in Aleksandrovska Sloboda. Marfa died a few days later due to a mysterious illness, and Ivan, suspecting that she had been poisoned, became increasingly paranoid and killed many of his subjects.