Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December 26

Boxing Day  (UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand & some other Commonwealth Nations) / Day of Goodwill  (South Africa & Namibia) / Family Day (Vanuatu) / National Day of Thanksgiving (Solomon Islands)

Hanukkah  (Judaism)

Kwanzaa  (USA/African-Americans)

Feast of Saint Stephen /St. Stephen's Day  (Western Christianity, Roman Catholic pre-1960; Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, Germany, Finland, Catalonia in Spain, Hong Kong, Alsace-Moselle in France)

Independence + Unity Day in Slovenia  (1990)

Mummer's Day in Padstow, Cornwall, England

Father's Day in Bulgaria

Second Day of Christmas  (Christianity)

Wren Day  (Ireland & Isle of Man)


Cassius Taylor   {1996} [son of Lady Helen Taylor (daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent {1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland})]


1135   Coronation of King Stephen of England.

1790   King Louis XVI of France his gives public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.

1792   The final trial of King Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.

1793   The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig Karl of Prussia and Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place in Berlin.

1825   Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.


1194   Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans, King of Germany, King of Italy, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem (d.1250)

1737   Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d.1815)

1771   Marie Julie Clary Bonaparte, Queen consort of Spain + the Spanish West Indies (1808-1813), Queen consort of Italy, Naples + Sicily (1806-1808) (d.1845)


268   Pope Dionysius

1458   Arthur/Arzhur III "the Justicier", Duke of Brittany, Lord of Parthenay, Count/Earl of Richmond, Count of Montfort

1476   Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan

1530   Babur, Mughal Emperor of India

2004   The Right Honourable Sir Angus Ogilvy (husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent)

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