Monday, November 14, 2011

11-11-11

November 11

Veterans Day  (USA)













Remembrance Day  {aka Poppy Day}  (UK + and the Commonwealth, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Bermuda & South Africa)
















Armistice Day  (European countries such as France & Belgium)






















Independence Day in Poland  (1918)


Independence Day in Angola  (1975)


Feast of Saint Martin of Tours  {Martinmass}  (Roman Catholic & Anglican)


Republic Day in the Maldives  (1968)



ROYAL BIRTHDAYS

King-Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan   {1955}


Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon-Parma   {1981} (son of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg & grandson of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg)


Prince Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan   {1994} (son of King-Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & half-brother/cousin of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan)

                                                           (photo dated 2004)



HISTORICAL ROYAL EVENTS

308   At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian (Roman Emperor from 284-305) confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, Augustus of the West, in an attempt to restore order to the Roman Empire.

1500   Treaty of Granada:  King Louis XII of France and King Fernando II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.

1918   Emperor Karl I of Austria relinquishes power.

1999   The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.

2006   HM Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, UK, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.


2008   RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.



HISTORICAL ROYAL BIRTHS

995   Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress consort (d.1041)


1050   Heinrich IV, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans/Germans (d.1106)

1154   King Sancho I of Portugal (d.1212)


1155   King Alfonso VIII "the Noble" of Castile + Toledo (d.1214)

1220   Alphonse II, Count of Toulouse, Count of Poitou {son of King Louis VIII of France} (d.1271)

1599   Princess Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Queen consort of Sweden (d.1655)


1748   King Carlos IV of Spain, Prince of Taranto (d.1819)


1869   King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy, Emperor of Ethiopia, King of the Albanians, King of Cyprus, Sardinia, Jerusalem + Armenia, Duke of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, Duke of Genoa + Aosta, Duke of Piacenza (d.1947)


1882   King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (d.1973)



DEATHS

537   Pope Saint Silverius


1861   King Pedro V "the Hopeful" of Portugal + the Algarves


1917   Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii


1953   Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Princess Heinrich of Prussia

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