Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

Feast of Saint Brigid of Ireland/of Kildare {"Mary of the Gael"}  (Roman Catholic, Anglican)

Imbolc  (Northern hemisphere; Gaels, Britons, Neopagans, etc.)

Air Force Day in Nicaragua

Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius  (1835)

Heroes Day in Rwanda

Memorial Day of the Republic in Hungary {Proclamation of the Republic, 1946}

National Freedom Day {Signing of the 13th Amendment (outlawing slavery) to the U.S. Constitution by President Abraham Lincoln, 1865} (USA)

the start of Black History Month  (USA + Canada)

the start of LGBT History Month  (UK)


Princess Stephanie of Monaco   {1965} (sister of Prince Albert II of Monaco)


1327   Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

1713   The Kalabalik or Skirmish/Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman Sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Carl XII of Sweden, be seized.

1908   King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, The Prince Royal Luis Filipe of Portugal, are assassinated in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.

1972   Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by King Abdul Halim of Malaysia, Sultan of Kedah.

2005   King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'etat to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of Ministers.


1248   Henri/Hendrik II, Duke of Brabant + Lothier

1328   King Charles IV "the Fair" of France + Navarre, Count of Champagne

1563   Emperor Menas {Admas Sagad I}of Ethiopia

1691   Pope Alexander VIII

1733   King August/Augustas II "the Strong" of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Elector of Saxony {as Friedrich Augustus I}

1908   King Carlos I "the Diplomat/the Martyr" of Portugal + the Algarves

1908   The Prince Royal Luis Filipe of Portugal, Duke of Braganza

1945   Prince Kiril/Kyril of Bulgaria, Prince of Preslav

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