Natasha Alliluyeva, November 9, Stalin’s second wife, dies, 1932
Natasha was twenty-three years younger than Stalin, a second wife to replace the one who had died from typhus. She simply went to bed one night and did not come down for breakfast in the morning. A maid found her alone in the bedroom, dead from a pistol shot. A suicide note was visible on the nightstand. The suicide was her final protest against Stalin’s nonstop cruelty and philandering, the bitter end to fourteen years of abuse and neglect. She is thirty-one-years old.