Friday, June 17, 2011

June 14

June 14

Flag Day in the USA

the start of Royal Ascot, which continues until Sat., June 18 in Ascot, Berkshire, England.


Prince Henri of Orleans, Count of Paris, Duke of France   {1933}

Joseph Miguel Fernandez y Sastron   {1959}[husband of Simonetta Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (niece of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]

Prince Vacharawee Mahidol of Thailand   {1985} [son of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej "Rama IX" of Thailand)]


1276   While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.

1285   Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam's Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.

1287   Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.

1381   King Richard II of England meets leaders of the Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath.  The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1807   Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast), ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1821   Badi VII, King of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.


1529   (old style June 14) Archduke Ferdinand II of Further Austria (d.1595)

1870   Princess Sophie of Prussia, Queen consort Sophia of Greece (d.1932)

1894   Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau-Weilburg (d.1924)


1161   Emperor Qinzong of China

1497   Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Gandia

1544   Antoine "the Good", Duke of Lorraine

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