Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8

Election Day  (USA)

Eid al-Adha  (Islam)

Saint Demetrius' Day  (Coptic Church & Serbian Orthodox Church following the Julian calendar)


Lady Louise [Mountbatten-]Windsor (technically Princess Louise of Wessex)   {2003} [daughter of The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]


Prince Nikola/Nicholas I of Montenegro & Milena Vukotic   {1860} (in 1910 they were made King and Queen consort of Montenegro)


1745   Prince Charles Edward Stuart {aka Bonnie Prince Charlie/the Young Pretender) invades England with an army of ~5,000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.

1965   The Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

1977   Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of King Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.


30   Marcus Cocceius Nerva, Roman Emperor (d.98)

1622   King Karl X Gustav of Sweden, Duke of Bremen + Verden (d.1660)

1715   Princess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Queen consort of Prussia (d.1797)

1768   Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, Princess of Hanover (d.1840)

1777   Queen consort Desideria {Desiree} of Sweden + Norway (formerly Desiree Clary, one-time fiancee of Napoleon Bonaparte) (d.1860)

1893   King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) of Siam [Thailand] (d.1941)


911   King Louis "the Child" of the East Franks [East Francia] (b.893)

955   Pope Agapetus II

1171   Baldwin IV, Count of Hainault

1195   Conrad Hohenstaufen, Count Palatine of the Rhine

1226   King Louis VIII "the Lion" of France, Count of Artois

1246   Princess Berengaria of Castile (Queen regent of Castile in June 6 - Aug 31, 1217; Queen consort of Leon 1197-1204)

1830   King Francesco I of the Two Sicilies

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