16th November
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1849 Dostoevsky, Legendary Russian Writer, Is Sentenced To Death

It was for alleged antigovernment activities (he was a member of the radical intellectual 'Petrashevsky Circle').

In a horribly close call, he was led before the firing squad on December 22, 1849, but got a last minute reprieve. He was sent to a Siberian labor camp. He was released in 1854.

Fyodor Dostoevsky's works include:

Poor People (published in 1846), The Double (1846), Crime and Punishment (1866), The Possessed (1872), The Brothers Karamazov (1880).

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1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th state in the USA.
1979 The British government reveals the name of the 'fourth man', Anthony Blunt, who was a Russian spy who worked for the Queen.

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