Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 4

May 4

Star Wars Day, "May the Fourth be with you!"

Feast Day of Saint Monica of Hippo (traditional)

Greenery Day (Japan)

Remembrance Day (Netherlands)


Pauline Ducruet   {1994} [daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco (sister of Prince Albert II of Monaco)]

Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat   {2009} [son of Prince Joachim of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)]


Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia & Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia   {1938}


1256   The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull.
1471   War of the Roses:  The Battle of Tewkesbury:  Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales.
1493   Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain & Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
1675   King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
1776   Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.

1814   Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
1814   King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decrete of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.


1008   King Henri I of France (d.1060)
1654   Emperor Kangxi of China (d.1722)
1913   Princess Katherine of Greece & Denmark, Lady Brandram (d.2007)


1471   Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales
1519   Lorenzeo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
1774   Anton Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg

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