Saturday, November 26, 2011

November 25

"Black Friday" shopping day  (USA)

Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria  (Roman Catholic)

World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Independence Day in Suriname  (1975)

National Day [Statehood Day] in Bosnia + Herzegovina

Teacher's Day {Hari Guru} in Indonesia


Infante Dinis, Duke of Porto   {1999} (son of Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza)
 (the shortest son, pictured in front of his mother, next to his sister)


571 BC   Servius Tullius, King of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

1034   Mael Coluim mac Cinaeda {Malcolm II}, King of Scots, dies.  Donnchad, the son of his daughter Bethoc and Crinan of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

1120   The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adeline, Duke of Normandy, son of King Henry I of England.

1177   King Baldwin IV "the Leper" of Jerusalem and Raynald [Renaud/Reynaud] of Chatillon defeat Saladin [Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub], Sultan of Egypt + Syria, at the Battle of Montgisard.

1755   King Fernando VI of Spain grants royal protection to the Beaterio de la Campania de Jesus, now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.

1795   Partitions of Poland:  King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski of Poland, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and is exiled to Russia.

1905   Prince Carl of Denmark arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway.


1454   Queen Catherine/Caterina Cornaro of Cyprus (d.1510)

1609   Queen consort Henrietta Maria of England, Scotland + Ireland, Princess of France (d.1669)

1638   Queen consort Catherine of England, Scotland + Ireland, Infanta [as Catarina of Braganza] of Portugal, Princess of Beira (d.1705)

1868   Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (d.1937)

1876   Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha [until 1893 Princess of Edinburgh, Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, Duchess of Saxony], then Grand Duchess consort of Hesse and by Rhine (1894-1901), and lastly Grand Duchess Viktoria Feordorovna of Russia (d.1936)

1881   Pope John XXIII (d.1963)

1920   King Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamallulail of Malaysia {reigned 1960-1965}, Raja of Perlis (d.2000)


1034   King Malcolm II of Scotland {Mael Coluim mac Cinaeda}

1120   William Adelin, Duke of Normandy, son of King Henry I of England

1185   Pope Lucius III

1326   Prince Koreyasu of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan

1374   Emperor Philip II of Constantinople, Prince of Taranto + Achaea

1885   King Alfonso XII of Spain

1957   Prince George of Greece + Denmark

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