Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 1

July 1

Canada Day



ROYAL WEDDING

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois, Marquis of Baux, Count of Polignac & Charlene Wittstock   {2011} [civil]












ROYAL BIRTHDAY

Charles Armstrong-Jones   {1999} [son of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (nephew of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

                                                                                 (pictured here holding his father's hand)



ROYAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

Princess Alice of the United Kingdom & Prince Ludwig of Hesse   {1862}


Princess Irene of Greece + Denmark & Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto   {1939}


Crown Prince Alexander II of Yugoslavia & Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans-Braganza   {1972} [divorced February 19, 1985]


Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark & Marie-Chantal Miller   {1995}



















Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Countess of Polignac & Daniel Ducruet   {1995} [divorced October 4, 1996]



ROYAL INVESTITURE ANNIVERSARY

Prince Charles of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland invested as Prince of Wales   {1969} [he had been created Prince of Wales on July 26, 1958]








ROYAL CHRISTENING

Princess Isabella of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat   {2007} [daughter of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)]












HISTORICAL ROYAL EVENTS

69   Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor.

1097   Battle of Dorylaeum:  Crusaders led by Prince Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army led by Sultan Kilij Arslan I.

1569   Union of Lublin:  The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.

1949   The merger of two princely states in India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.

1960   Ghana becomes a republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ceases to be its Head of State.

1999   The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.


HISTORICAL ROYAL BIRTHS

1481   King Christian II of Denmark, Sweden + Norway (d.1559)

1506   King Lajos II of Hungary, Bohemia + Croatia (d.1526)

1534   King Frederik II of Denmark + Norway, Duke of Schleswig (d.1588)

1961   Diana, Princess of Wales (d.1997)



DEATHS

552   Totila, King of the Ostrogoths
1109   King Alfonso VI "The Barve/Valiant" of Castile, Emperor of All Spain, King of Leon, King of Galicia + Portugal
1277   Baibars, Mameluk Sultan of Egypt
1708   Emperor Takle Haymanot I of Ethiopia
1839   Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan


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