Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eirinn go Brach!

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Prince Abdul Muntaqim of Brunei   {2007} (son of Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah of Brunei)


45 BC   In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus & Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
180   Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
1337   Edward the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.

1805   The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
1861   The Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) is proclaimed.
1959   Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.


1231   Emperor Shijo of Japan (d.1242)
1473   King James IV of Scotland (d.1513)
1886   Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d.1974)


180   Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

1040   Harold Harefoot, King of England
1058   King Lulach I of Scotland
1272   Emperor Go-Saga of Japan
1516   Guiliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence
1849   King Willem II of the Netherlands

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