Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 6

May 6


The Princess Margaret of Great Britain & Antony Armstrong-Jones, Esq.   {1960}

Infanta Maria del Pilar of Spain & Don Luis Gomez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre   {1967}

Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes   {2006}


1527   Spanish & German troops sack Rome.  147 Swiss Guards die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
1536   King Henry VIII of England orders English language Bibles be placed in every church.
1682   King Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.

1910   George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, King Edward VII.
1960   First televised royal wedding, of Princess Margaret & Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey, London.
1994   Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President Francois Mitterand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
2001   During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.


1501   Pope Marcellus II (d.1555)

1574   Pope Innocent X (d.1655)

1769   Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d.1824)

1882   Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia/Germany (d.1951)


680   Muawiyah I, first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty
1910   King Edward VII of the United Kingdom

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