Monday, January 24, 2011

On this day...

January 24


41  Gaius Caesar (Caligula) is assassinated
1679  King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament
1742  Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor
1862  Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania
1984  The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale

3 BC  Galba, Roman Emperor
76  Hadrian, Roman Emperor
1444  Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan
1712  King Frederick II of Prussia
1742  Anne, Duchess of Cumberland & Strathearn
1746  King Gustaf III of Sweden
1779  Tsarina Elizabeth Alexeievna
1862  Edith Wharton, American writer
1917  Ernest Borgnine, American actor

1941  Neil Diamond, American singer

1941  Aaron Neville, American singer

1961  Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress

1968  Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast


41  Caligula, Emperor of Rome
772  Pope Stephen III
1002  Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
1125  David IV of Georgia
1366  Alfonso IV of Aragon
1595  Ferdinand II of Austria
1924  Marie-Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
1965  Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, & Nobel laureate

1993  Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice & the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

Today is also the....

Feast of St. Francis de Sales [Catholic]
Feast of Our Lady of Peace  [Catholic]

Sunday, January 23, 2011

On this day...

January 23

Wedding Anniversary:

1999  Princess Caroline of Monaco & Prince Ernst August of Hanover  [civil]


1688  Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
1896  Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
1957  Princess Caroline of Monaco


1002  Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
1567  Jiajing, Emperor of China
1570  James Stewart, Earl of Moary, regent of Scotland
1820  Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent & Stathearn

January 23 is also the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Marianne Cope of Moloka'i


January 22


1440  Ivan III of Russia

1797  Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil

1831  Prince Christian of Schleswig-Hostein
1869  Grigori Rasputin

1962  Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan of Malaysia


239  Cao Rui (Wei Ming Di), Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei
1666  Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India
1901  Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India

1922  Pope Benedict XV
1954  Princess Margaret of Prussia, Queen of Finland

January 22 is also the Feast of St. Vincent of Saragossa (Catholic)

Friday, January 21, 2011

On this day...

January 21st:


Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway   {2004}

Wedding Anniversaries:

King Simeon II of Bulgaria & Dona Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela   {1962} [religious]

Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein & Angela Gisela Brown   {2000} [civil]

Other reasons to celebrate today...
  • Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia  {Catholic}
  • Feast of St.Agnes  {Catholic} 

Other events that took place today:

  • After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. (1793)
  • Albania declares itself a republic. (1925)


1338  King Charles V of France
1829  King Oscar II of Sweden & Norway
1937  Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria


304  Saint Agnes
917  Erchanger, Duke of Swabia
1118  Pope Paschal II
1774  Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan
1793  King Louis XVI of France
1919  Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First Post!!

On this day...

January 20

Sophie, Countess of Wessex   {Great Britain}   1965

Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant   {Belgium}  1973

Carlos Klynstra   {Netherlands & Bourbon-Parma}   1997
Prince Tassilo Preslavski of Bulgaria   {Bulgaria}   2002

Wedding Anniversaries:

King Simeon II of Bulgaria & Dona Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela     1962 [civil]


King George V of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India   1936

Today is also...
  • The beginning of the zodiac sign Aquarius 
  • Tu B'shvat in the Jewish faith
  • Saint Agnes Eve in Catholicism
  • The anniversary of presidential inaugurations since 1937, when FDR was sworn in for his 2nd term (his last inauguration was 1945).  Other notable inaugurations have included JFK (1961), Reagan (1981), and most recently Obama (2009).
  • The day in 1986 when Martin Luther King, Jr. day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time

Some events of longo ago that also happened on Januray 20th:

1320  Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes King of Poland
1356  Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland
1523  Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark & Norway
1649  Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
1936  Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom


225  Gordian III, Roman Emperor
1292  Elisabeth of Bohemia
1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile
1554  King Sebastian of Portugal
1716  King Charles III of Spain


250  Pope Fabian
1191  Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia
1479  King John II of Aragon
1612  Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
1666  Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France
1819  King Charles IV of Spain
1848  Christian VIII of Denmark
1891  David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii