Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012

Armed Forces Day in Nigeria

Army Day in India

Tree Planting Day in Egypt


Princess Michael [Marie-Christine] of Kent   {1945} [wife of Prince Michael of Kent (1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

Inaki Urdangarin y Liebaert, Duke of Palma de Mallorca   {1968} [husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]

Prince Philip of Yugoslavia/Serbia   {1982} [twin] (son of Crown Prince Alexander II of Yugoslavia/Serbia)

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia/Serbia   {1982} [twin] (son of Crown Prince Alexander II of Yugoslavia/Serbia)


Queen Margrethe II of Denmark   {1972}


King Letsie III of Lesotho   {1996}


588 BC   King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under King Zedekiah of Judah's reign.  The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.

69   Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but rules for only 3 months before committing suicide.

1559   Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

1991   Queen Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to becomes the first Commonwealth Realm to institute its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honors system.


1342   Philip/Filips/Philippe II "the Bold", Duke of Burgundy, Count of Flanders, Count of Artois [as IV], Count-Palatine of Burgundy [as IV], Count of Charloais [as Philippe I] (d.1404)

1432   King Afonso V "the African" of Portugal + the Algarves (d.1481)

1882   Princess Margaret "Daisy" of Connaught, Crown Princess {as Margareta} of Sweden, Duchess of Scania (d.1920)

1902   King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d.1969)


69   Emperor Galba of the Roman Empire

936   King Rudolph/Radulf/Ralph/Raoul of France [Western Francia] {King of the Franks}

1595   Sultan Murat/Murad III of the Ottoman Empire

1781   Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain, Queen consort of Portugal + the Algarves

1996   King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho

2006   Emir Jaber III Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait

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