Monday, May 2, 2011

May 1

May 1

May Day

Low Sunday & Divine Mercy Sunday (Roman Catholic)

Beatification of Pope John Paul II (Roman Catholic)

Beltane (northern hemisphere)

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker (Roman Catholic)


Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg   {1963} (brother of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg & son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg)

Lady Sarah Chatto   {1964} (niece of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Irleand)


305   Diocletian & Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
1328   Wars of Scottish Independence end:  Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognizes the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1576   Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1707   The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1785   Kamehameha I, the King of Hawai'i, defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
1851   Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition in London.
1875   Alexandra Palace (in Alexandra Park, North London, England) reopens after the 1873 fire burnt it down.


1218   John I, Count of Hainaut (d.1257)
1218   Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d.1291)
1738   King Kamehameha I of Hawai'i (d.1819)

1850   Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught & Strathearn (d.1942)


408   Arcadius, Eastern Roman Emperor
1118   Edith (Matilda) of Scotland, first wife & Queen consort of King Henry I of England
1308   King Albert I (Habsburg) of Germany, King of the Romans & Duke of Austria
1539   Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Spain & Holy Roman Empress (Germany)

1572   Saint Pope Pius V

1920   Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden & Duchess of Scania

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