Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 2

June 2

Ascension Thursday/Feast of the Ascension of Jesus (Christianity)

Coronation Day (UK & Commonwealth), celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953

Festa della Repubblica (commemorates the birth of the Italian Republic)


Princess Desiree of Sweden, Baroness Silfverschiold   {1938}
 (pictured at left, on the arm of Ralf Sommerlath)

King Constantine II of Greece   {1940}

Chantal, Princess of Hanover   {1955} (ex-wife of Prince Ernst-August V of Hanover)

Queen consort 'Masenate Mohato Seesio of Lesotho   {1976}


1953   The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1979   Pope John Paul II's first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.


926   Emperor Murakami of Japan (d.967)

1535   Pope Leo XI (d.1605)

1835   Pope Pius X (d.1914)

1838   Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Russia, Duchess of Oldenburg (d.1900)


910   Richilde of Provence, Queen of Western Francia 
1418   Katherine of Lancaster, Queen consort of Castile

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