Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 16

July 16

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Roman Catholic)


Princess Maria of Liechtenstein, Countess Kalnoky de Korospatak   {1975} [wife of Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]

Sheikha Sheema bint Nasser Al Khalifa of Bahrain   {2010} [daughter of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain (son of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain)]


1054   Three Roman legates break relations between Eastern and Western Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy, frequently described as the start of the East-West Schism.

1212   Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa:  after Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of King Alfonso VIII of Castile, King Sancho VII of Navarre, King Pedro II of Aragon, & King Afonso II of Portugal defest those of the Berber Muslim leader, Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.

1377   Coronation of King Richard II of England.

1909   Persian Constitutional Revolution:  Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by  his son, Ahmad Shah Qajar.

1931   Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.

1951   King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.


1611   Queen consort Cecylia Renata of Poland, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania, Archduchess (as Cecilia Renata) of Austria (d.1644)


1216   Pope Innocent III
1324   Emperor Go-Uda of Japan

1342   King Charles I of Hungary + Croatia (aka Charles Robert or Caroberto)
1557   Duchess Anne of Cleves, (former Queen consort of England as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England)

2005   Prince/Crown Prince/Emperor Gu of Korea

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