Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18

May 18


Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein   {2001} [son of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]

Prince Benedikt of Liechtenstein   {2008} [son of Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]


1152   Henry II, Duke of Normandy, Count of Anjou (future King Henry II of England) marries Eleanor/Alienor, Duchess of Aquitaine, Countess of Poitiers (former Queen consort of France).

1804   Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.

1896   Khodynka Tragedy:  A mass panic in Kodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
2006   The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.


1186   Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d.1218)
1797   King Friedrich August II of Saxony (d.1854)

1868   Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (new style May 18; old style May 6) (d.1918)

1920   Pope John Paul II (born Karol Jozef Wojtyla) (d.2005)


1401   Wladyslaw Opolczyk, count palatine of Hungary, count palatine of Poland, Duke of Opole
1450   King Sejong "the Great" of Joseon (Korea)
1829   Maria Josepha of Saxony, Queen consort of Spain

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