Monday, January 24, 2011

On this day...

January 24


41  Gaius Caesar (Caligula) is assassinated
1679  King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament
1742  Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor
1862  Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania
1984  The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale

3 BC  Galba, Roman Emperor
76  Hadrian, Roman Emperor
1444  Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan
1712  King Frederick II of Prussia
1742  Anne, Duchess of Cumberland & Strathearn
1746  King Gustaf III of Sweden
1779  Tsarina Elizabeth Alexeievna
1862  Edith Wharton, American writer
1917  Ernest Borgnine, American actor

1941  Neil Diamond, American singer

1941  Aaron Neville, American singer

1961  Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress

1968  Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast


41  Caligula, Emperor of Rome
772  Pope Stephen III
1002  Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
1125  David IV of Georgia
1366  Alfonso IV of Aragon
1595  Ferdinand II of Austria
1924  Marie-Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
1965  Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, & Nobel laureate

1993  Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice & the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

Today is also the....

Feast of St. Francis de Sales [Catholic]
Feast of Our Lady of Peace  [Catholic]

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