Monday, December 12, 2011

December 11

3rd Sunday of Advent {Gaudete Sunday}  (Christianity)

International Mountain Day

Human Rights + Peace Day in Kiribati

Indiana Day  (Indiana, USA)

National Tango Day  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Remembrance Day of Prince Llywelyn II ap Gruffydd "the Last" of Wales  (Wales)

Republic Day in Burkina Faso  (1958)


Princess Claude of Orleans, Princess of France (at one time Princess of Savoy-Aosta, Duchess of Aosta from 1964-1982/1987)   {1943} (ex-wife of Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Savoy and mother of Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Apulia)

Princess Purnika of Nepal   {2000} [daughter of Crown Prince Paras of Nepal (son of King Gyanendra of Nepal)]
                                                          (pictured here in approx. 2002)


361   Julian "the Apostate/the Philosopher" enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.

969   Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II is assassinated by his wife Theofano and her lover, the future Emperor John I Tzimiskes.

1282   Prince Llywelyn II "the Last" of Wales, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.

1602   A surprise attack by the forces under the command of Carlo Emanuele I "the Great", Duke of Savoy and his brother in law King Felipe III "the Pious" of Spain + Portugal, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva.

1792   French Revolution:  King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.

1936   Abdication Crisis:  King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom [of Great Britain + Northern Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the seas,  + Emperor of India]'s abdication becomes effective.


1472   Pope Leo X (d.1521)

1709   Princess Louise Elisabeth of France [d'Orleans], Queen consort of Spain (d.1742)

1830   King Kamehameha V of Hawai'i, King of the Hawaiian Islands (d.1872)


384   Pope Saint Damasus I

969   Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas of the Byzantine Empire

1241   Emperor/Khagan Ogedei Khan of the Mongol Empire, Supreme Khan of the Mongols, Emperor of China

1282   Prince Llywelyn II "the Last" of Wales

1282   Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos of Nicaea + the Byzantine Empire

1694   Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma + Piacenza

1840   Emperor Kokaku of Japan

1872   King Kamehameha V of Hawai'i, King of the Hawaiian Islands

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