Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17

July 17


Crown Prince Alexander II of Yugoslavia/Serbia   {1945}

The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla), Princess of Wales, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester, Countess of Carrick, Lady Renfrew, Lady of the Isles, Princess of Scotland   {1947} [wife of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

King Letsie III of Lesotho   {1963}

Felipe Juan Froilan de Marichalar y de Borbon, Grandee of Spain   {1998} [son of Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo (daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]


1203   The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault.  The Byzantine Emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.

1402   Zhu Di, better known as his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the thronw of the Ming Dynasty of China.

1717   King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where Georg(e) Frideric/Friedrich Handel's Water Music is premiered.

1762   Catherine II "the Great" becomes Empress [regnant] + Autocrat of all the Russias upon the murder of Tsar Peter III of Russia.

1917   King George V of the United Kingdom issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor.

1918   On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

1973   King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.

1981   The opening of the Humber Brige by HM Queen Elizabeth II near Kingston-upon-Hull, England.


1487   Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d.1524)

1831   Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d.1861)


924   King Edward "the Elder" of England
1070   Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders, Count of Hainaut
1762 (new style July 17)  Tsar Peter III of Russia

1918   Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

1918   Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia

1918   Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia

1918   Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia

1918   Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

1918   Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

1918   Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia

2004   Crown Princess Susan of Albania (aka Queen consort of the Albanians)

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