Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe  (Roman Catholic)

Independence Day in Kenya  (1963)

Constitution Day in Russia  (1993; not a public holiday since 2005)

Neutrality Day + Student Youth Day in Turkmenistan


The Princess Anne, Princess Royal & Commander Timothy Laurence   {1992}


Juan Urdangarin y de Borbon, Grandee of Spain   {1999} [son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]


627   Battle of Nineveh:  A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire defeats King Khosrau [Khosrow/ChosroesXosrov] II of Persia's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.

1408   The Order of the Dragon, a monarchical chivalric order, is created by Prince Sigismund of Luxembourg, then King of Hungary + Croatia and future Holy Roman Emperor.

1911   King George V and Queen consort Mary of the United Kingdom are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India {Delhi Durbar of 1911}.

1925   The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.


1298   Albert II "the Wise/the Lame", Duke of Austria (d.1358)

1574   Princess Anne of Denmark, Queen consort of England, Scotland + Ireland (d.1619)

1712   Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (d.1780)

1791   Archduchess Marie Louise [Maria Ludovica] of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary + Bohemia, Empress consort of the French  + Queen consort of Italy (1810-1814), Duchess of Parma + Piacenza (d.1847)


884   King Carloman II of the West Franks [Western Francia]

1574   Selim II "the Drunkard", Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

1586   Stephen/Stefan/Istvan/Stepanos Bathory, King of Poland, Prince of Transylvania, Grand Duke of Lithuania

1817   Emperor Tekle Giyorgis [throne name Feqr Sagad] I of Ethiopia

1843   King Willem I of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Limburg, Count of Nassau

1913   Emperor Menelik [Sahle Maryam] II of Ethiopia

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