Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012

Russian New Year's Day / Old New Year's Day / Orthodox New Year's Day  (Julian Calendar/Russia etc.)

National Forest Conservation Day in Thailand

Arba'een {aka Chehelom in Persian}  (Shia Islam)

Ratification Day in the USA  (Ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784, officially ending the American Revolutionary War & establishing the US as a sovereign entity)

National Flag Day in Georgia  (2004)

Magh Bihu / Maghi / Makar Sankranti / Pongal / Uttarayan  (India, South & Southeast Asia)


Infanta Leonor of Spain   {2006} [daughter of Infante Felipe of Spain, Prince of Asturias (son of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]


Queen Margrethe II of Denmark   {1972}


1301   King Andrew/Andras/Endre/Andrija/Ondrej III "the Venetian" of Hungary + Croatia dies, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.

1514   Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.

1724   King Felipe V of Spain abdicates the throne.

1814   Treaty of Kiel:  King Frederik VI of Denmark + Norway cedes Norway to Sweden in exchange of Pomerania.

1858   Emperor Napoleon III of the French escapes an assassination attempt.

1972   Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederik or Christian since 1513.


1131   King Valdemar I "the Great" of Denmark (d.1182)

1507   Archduchess Catherine of Austria, Infanta of Castile, Princess of Burgundy, Queen consort of Portugal (d.1578)

1702   Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (d.1737)

1767   Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, Queen consort of Saxony (d.1827)

1861   Sultan Mehmed VI of the Ottoman Empire


1092   King + Duke Vratislaus/Vratislav II of Bohemia

1163   King Ladislaus/Laszlo/Ladislav II of Hungary

1301   King Andrew/Andras/Endre/Andrija/Ondrej III of Hungary + Croatia

1892   Prince Albert Victor "Eddy" of Wales, Duke of Clarence + Avondale

1972   King Frederik IX of Denmark

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