Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25

June 25

Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom


Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait   {1937} (half-brother of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Juwait)


253   Pope Cornelius is executed (beheaded) at Centumcellae.

841   The Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.

1530   At the Diet of Augsburg, the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.

1741   Maria Theresia of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.


1242   Princess Beatrice of England, Countess of Richmond, Duchess of Brittany (d.1275)
1755   Grand Duchess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia, Tsesarevna of Russia (formerly Princess Wilhelmina of Hesse-Darmstadt (d.1776)

1900   Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, British Viceroy of India (formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg) (d.1979) (uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh & great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom)

1902   Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu of Japan (d.1953) (son of Emperor Taisho of Japan, and brother of Emperor Showa of Japan)


253   Pope Cornelius

635   Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty

1134   King Niels of Denmark
1533   Princess Mary Tudor of England, Queen consort of France, Duchess of Suffolk

1665   Archduke Sigismund Francis of Further Austria

1861   Sultan Abd-ul-Mejid I of the Ottoman Empire

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