Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 21

June 21

First Day of Summer / Summer Solstice (in the Northern hemisphere)

Feast Day of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (Catholic)


Queen Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan, Queen Mother of Bhutan   {1959} (third wife of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & mother of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan)
                                                                                           (pictured at right)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus   {1982} [son of The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)]

Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary, Croatia & Bohemia   {1997} [son of Archduke Karl of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary & Bohemia (son of Archduke Otto of Austria, Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary, Croatia & Bohemia)]


Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg & Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal, Princess of Braganza   {1893}

Princess Zahra Aga Khan & Mark Boyden   {1997}


Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary, Croatia + Bohemia & Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum   {2008}


524   Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vezeronce.

1307   Kulug Khan is enthroned as Khagan (emperor) of the Mongols and Emperor Wuzong of the Yuan Dynasty, Emperor of China.

1791   King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
1900   Boxer Rebellion:  China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France, & Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.


1002   Pope Leo XI (d.1054)
1226   King (High Duke) Boleslaw V 'the Chaste"/"the Shy" of Poland, Duke of Sandomierz (d.1279)

1528   Archduchess Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress consort, Queen consort of Germany, Hungary & Bohemia, Regent of Spain (d.1603)

1646   Princess Maria Francisca of Savoy, Queen consort of Portugal & the Algarves (d.1683)

1788   Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (d.1850)

1862   Prince Damrong Rajanubhab of Thailand (Siam) (d.1943)


1040   Fulk III, Count of Anjou
1205   Enrico Dandolo, 42nd Doge of Venice
1208   Philip of Swabia, King of Germany & Duke of Swabia
1305   King Wenceslaus/Waclaw II of Bohemia, Duke of Krakow & King of Poland

1377   King Edward III of England

1521   Leonardo Loredan, 76th Doge of Venice

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