Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17

May 17

Norwegian Constitution Day, Norway's National Day!


Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau   {1971}


Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Prince of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg & Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst   {2001} [civil]

Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly   {2008}


1536   George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford (brother of Anne Boleyn, Queen consort of England) is executed for treason.
1590   Coronation of Queen consort Anne of Scotland, formerly Princess Anne of Denmark.
1809   Emperor Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
1814   The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
1984   Prince Charles, Prince of Wales calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend", spraking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
2011   Queen Elizabeth II's historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland.  The first visit from a British monarch to Ireland since 1906, the first ever from a reigning British monarch since Irish independence in 1922.


1443   Prince Edmund of York, Earl of Rutland, brother of King Edward IV of England & King Richard III of England (d.1460)
1628   Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, Regent of Tyrol (d.1662)

1768   Princess Caroline of Brunswick, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, later Queen consort of of the United Kingdom & Hanover (d.1821)

1886   King Alfonso XIII of Spain (d.1941)

1891   Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (d.1959)


290   Emperor Sima Yan (Jin Wudi) of Jin Dynasty of China
1336   Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan
1365   Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria, Margrave (as Louis II) & Elector of Brandenburg
1727   Empress Catherine I of Russia

1951   Empress Dowager Teimei (Sadako) of Japan

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