Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome Spring!

March 20

Today is the First Day of Spring (the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere)

Purim ends at sundown

Norouz, Persian New Year (celebrated in Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia)


Barbara Cano y de la Plaza   {1972} [wife of Bruno Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (nephew of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]
[on her wedding day]

Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum   {1979} [husband of Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (granddaughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & niece of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)]


King Peter II of Yugoslavia & Princess Alexandra of Greece & Denmark   {1944}

Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg & Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein   {1982}


235   Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed Roman emperor, the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.

1815   After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
1848   Revolutions of 1848 in the German states:  King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
1974   Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap The Princess Anne of Great Britain & her husband Captain Mark Phillips on The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.


1469   Princess Cecily of York (d.1507)
1725   Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d.1789)
1737   King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok of Thailand (d.1809)
1811   Napoleon II of France (d.1832)


1390   Alexios III, Emperor of Trebizond
1413   King Henry IV of England
1549   Lord High Admiral Thomas Seymour, widower of Queen Catherine of England (Catherine Parr)
1568   Duke Albrecht of Prussia
1619   Mathias, Holy Roman Emperor
1934   Queen Emma of the Netherlands

2004   Queen Juliana of the Netherlands

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