Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 14

April 14

New Year celebrations in many South & Southeast Asian cultures....  Regions including parts of India, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, & Thailand.


Princess Marie of Liechtenstein   {1940}  [wife of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein]


966   After his marriage to Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.

1028   Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected King of the Germans.

1294   Temur, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.
1471   In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
1931   Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.


1336   Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan (d.1374)

1578   King Felipe III of Spain (d.1621)

1741   Emperor Momozono of Japan (d.1762)

1818   Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Queen of Hanover (d.1909)

1857   Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, youngest daughter of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert, Prince Consort (d.1944)


1132   Mstislav I of Kiev
1578   James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary, Queen of Scots

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