Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26

June 26

Flag Day in Romania


Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein   {1987} [daughter of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg); daughter of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (brother of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein)]
                                                             (pictured at left with her older sister)

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau   {2005} [daughter of Crown Prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Oranje (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


221   Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.

363   Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire.  General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.

1409   Western Schism:  the Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander IV after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.

1718   Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Tsar Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

1857   The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.

1995   Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.


1575   Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Queen consort of Denmark + Norway (d.1612)

1681   Princess Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp (d.1708)

1899   Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia {new style June 26; old style June 14}, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d.1918)


363   Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor
1718   Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia

1830   King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick

1878   Infanta Maria de las Mercedes of Spain, Queen consort of Spain

1922   Prince Albert I of Monaco

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