Cinco de Mayo (Mexico & USA)
Liberation Day (Netherlands)
Children's Day (Japan & South Korea)
Coronation Day (Thailand)
Liberation Day (Denmark)
HISTORICAL ROYAL EVENTS
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.
HISTORICAL ROYAL BIRTHS
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