Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cinco de Mayo!

May 5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico & USA)

Liberation Day (Netherlands)

Children's Day (Japan & South Korea)

Coronation Day (Thailand)

Liberation Day (Denmark)


1215   Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England - part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
1260   Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1640   King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
1821   Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1860   Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
1941   Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1950   Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself as King Rama IX of Thailand.


867   Emperor Uda of Japan (d.931)

1210   King Afonso III of Portugal (d.1279)

1747   Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d.1792)

1826   Empress consort Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon III (d.1920)


311   Galerius, Roman Emperor
984   Gerberga of Saxony, Queen of Western Francia
1028   King Alfonso V of Castile, Leon & Galicia
1194   King Casimir II of Poland
1219   King Leo II of Armenia
1309   King Charles II of Naples
1525   Friedrich III "the Wise", Elector of Saxony

1705   Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor

1821   Emperor Napoleon I of France

1827   King Friedrich August I of Saxony

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