Monday, November 7, 2011

November 6

day 3 of the Hajj  (Islam)

first day of Eid al-Adha  (Islam)

Daylight Savings Time ends  (USA)

Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic  (1844)

Constitution Day in Tajikistan  (1994)

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day in Finland

Gustavus Adolphus Day in Sweden


Infante Felipe of Spain, Prince of Asturias, Prince of Girona, Prince of Viana, Duke of Montblanc, Count of Cervera, Lord of Balaguer & Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano   {2003}


Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg & Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma   {1919}

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, Baron Culloden & Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott   {1935}

Prince Louis Alphonse/Luis Alfonso of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou & Maria Margarita Vargas Santaella   {2004} [religious]


Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat   {1999} [son of Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)]


355   Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of  the Prefecture of the Gauls.

1632   Thirty Years War:  the Battle of Lutzen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden dies in the battle. {Nov. 6 is the Old Style date}

1789   Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

1975   Green March begins:  300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.

1999 Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.


1479   Queen [regent] Juana "the Mad" of Castile + Leon, Queen of Aragon, Queen of Sardinia, Sicily + Naples, Countess Palatine consort of Burgundy, Duchess consort of Burgundy, Brabant, Limburg, + Luxembourg, Countess consort of Artois, Flanders, Hainault, Holland, + Zeeland (d.1555)

1494   Suleiman I "the Magnificent/the Lawgiver", Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (d.1566)

1550   Queen consort Karin/Catherine of Sweden (d.1612)

1661   King Charles II of Spain (d.1700)

1892   The Most Honourbale George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven {born Prince George of Battenberg; was Earl of Medina from 1917-1921} (son of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine) (d.1938)


1231   Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan

1406   Pope Innocent VII

1550   Ulrich, Duke of Wurttemberg

1632   King Gustavus Adolphus/Gustav Adolf II "the Great" of Sweden  {Nov. 6 is the Old Style date}

1650   Willem II, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands

1656   King Joao IV "the Restorer" of Portugal + the Algarves

1796   Empress Catherine II "the Great" of Russia (born Princess Sophie/Sophia Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst)

1817   Princess Charlotte of Wales, Princess Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess in Saxony

1836   King Charles X of France + Navarre

1903   Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (b.1895)

1925   Emperor Khai Dinh of Vietnam

1929   Prince Maximilian of Baden

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