Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10

USMC Day  (USA) [Birthday of the United States Marine Corps in 1775]

Feast of Pope Saint Leo I "the Great"  (Roman Catholic calendar post-1969)

Heroes' Day in Indonesia  (1945)

World Immunization Day


Prince Leopold of Belgium, Duke of Brabant & Princess Astrid of Sweden   {1926} [religious] (the future King Leopold III & Queen consort Astrid of the Belgians)


1293   Raden Wijaya is crowned the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.

1444   Battle of Varna:  The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna {aka King Wladyslaw III of Poland, King Ulaszlo of Hungary, King Vladislav of Croatia} are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Vladislaus is killed.

1520   King Christian II of Denmark executes dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath after a successful invasion of Sweden.

2007   "Por que no te callas? [Why don't you just shut up?]" incident between King Juan Carlos I of Spain and President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.


1433   Duke Charles "the Bold/the Rash" of Burgundy (d.1477)

1480   Princess Bridget of York, daughter of King Edward IV of England (d.1517)

1668   Louis III, Prince of Conde, Duke of Bourbon (d.1710)

1683   King George II of Great Britain + Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Archtreasurer & Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire (d.1760) {Nov. 9 is the New Style date; Old Style date in Oct. 30}


901   Queen consort Adelaide of the West Franks {West Francia}

1241   Pope Celestine IV

1444   King Vladislaus of Varna, King of Poland, Hungary + Croatia {Wladyslaw/Ulaszlo/Vladislav}

1549   Pope Paul III

1673   King Michal of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania [as Mykolas], Grand Duke of Ruthenia, Prussia, Livonia, Smolensk, + Kiev

1964   Prince Pierre of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois, Count of Polignac

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