Thursday, December 1, 2011

November 30

Saint Andrew's Day {Feast of Saint Andrew/Scotland's Official National Day - official bank holiday in Scotland}  (Roman Catholic & Scotland; also celebrations take place in Barbados & continental Europe, such as Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Poland, & Romania)

Computer Security Day

Independence Day in Barbados  (1966)

National Day in Benin

Cities for Life Day


Prince Fumihito of Japan, The Prince Akishino   {1965} (son of Emperor Akihito of Japan)


1700   Battle of Narva - A Swedish army of 8,500 men under King Carl XII of Sweden defeats a much larger Russian army at Narva.

1718   King Carl XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.

1786   Grand Duke Peter Leopold Joseph of Tuscany, Archduke of Austria (the future Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, King of the Romans, King in Germany, King of Hungary, Croatia + Bohemia), promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. Consequently, November 30 is commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.

1868   The inauguration of a statue of King Carl XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.

1953   Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.


1340   Jean of Valois "the Magnificent", Duke of Berry + Auvergne, Count of Poitiers + Montpensier, son of King Jean II of France & brother of King Charles V of France (d.1416)

1719   Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, [Dowager] Princess of Wales, mother of King George III of the United Kingdom (d.1772)

1870   Princess Henriette of Belgium, Princess of Orleans, Duchess of Vendome (d.1948)


1016   King Edmund II "Ironside" of England

1718   King Carl XII of Sweden, Grand Prince of Finland, Duke of Bremen + Verden, Duke of Palatinate Zweibrucken, Duke of Estonia + Karelia, Count Palatine by the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria

2011   King/Crown Prince Leka I of Albania (or "of the Albanians")

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