Friday, December 2, 2011

December 1

World AIDS Day

Freedom + Democracy Day in Chad

Great Union Day/National Day in Romania  (1918 & 1990)

Military Abolition Day in Costa Rica  (1948)

National Day in Myanmar  (Burma)  (1920)

National Transit Tribute to Rosa Parks Day  (American Public Transportation Association)

Republic Day in the Central African Republic

Restoration of Independence Day in Portugal

Self-governance Day in Iceland

Teacher's Day in Panama

Women's Day in Bahrain


Princess Aiko of Japan, Princess Toshi   {2001} [daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan (son of Emperor Akihito of Japan)]


Crown Prince Haakon of Norway & Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby   {2000}

 These photos are from December 3, 2000:


800   Charlemagne [Carlous Magnus/Charles "the Great", Emperor of the Romans, King of the Franks + Lombards] judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

1420   King Henry V of England enters Paris.

1640   End of the Iberian Union:  Portugal acclaims as King Joao I of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the House of Habsburg (also called the Philippine Dynasty).

1822   Pedro I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.

1918   The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.

1918   The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats + Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.

1941   WWII- Pacific War:  Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.


1081   King Louis VI "the Fat" of France (d.1137)

1083   Anna Komnene, Byzantine Princess, daughter of Emperor Alexios I of the Byzantine Empire (d.1153)

1844   Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Queen consort of the United Kingdom + the British Dominions, Empress consort of India (d.1925)


1135   King Henry I of England

1241   Princess Isabella/Elizabeth of England, Holy Roman Empress consort, Queen consort of Germany + Sicily

1377   King Magnus II of Sweden

1433   Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan

1521   Pope Leo X

1530   Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias (1497), then Duchess of Savoy

1633   Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain + Portugal, Duchess of Brabant, Limburg, Lothier, Luxembourg + Guelders, Margravine of Namur, Countess Palatine of Burgundy, Countess of Artois, Flanders + Hainaut

1825   Tsar Alexander I of Russia, Emperor + Autocrat of All the Russias

1830   Pope Pius VIII

2004   Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld

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