Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day

May 30

Memorial Day in the USA

Spring Bank Holiday in Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Lyla Gilman   {2010} [daughter of Lady Rose Gilman (daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester {1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland})]


Princess Birgitta of Sweden & Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern   {1961} [religious]

Prince Maurits of Oranje-Nassau & Marie-Helene "Marilene" van den Broek   {1998} [religious]


1536   King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
1574   Henri III becomes King of France.
1814   Napoleonic Wars:  War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.  Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba.
1842   John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives from Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
1859   Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1876   Ottoman Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
1917   Alexander I becomes King of Greece.


1010   Emperor Renzong of China (d.1063)

1653   Archduchess Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, Queen consort of Germany, Queen consort of Hungary & Bohemia (d.1676)

1713   Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d.1757)

1845   King Amadeo I of Spain, Duke of Aosta (d.1890)


1159   Wladyslaw II The Exile of Poland, High Duke of Poland, Duke of Silesia

1292   King Saint Ferdinand III of Castile

1574   King Charles IX of France

1941   King Prajadhipok of Siam (Thailand)

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