Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

Feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot  (Roman Catholic + Lutheran)


Maria de las Mercedes Fernandez-Sastron y Gomez-Acebo   {2000} [daughter of Simonetta Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz {sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain})]

Princess Farah Pahlavi of Iran   {2004} (daughter of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran)
                                   (pictured here in 2007 in her grandmother, Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran's arms)


King Harald V of Norway   {1991}


395   Emperor Theodosius I of the Roman Empire dies at Milan, the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and western half.  The Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum [Milan] under Honorius, Theodosius' brother, at the age of 10.

1287   King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca [in the Balearic Islands].

1377   Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon, France.

1595   King Henri IV of France + Navarre declares war on Spain.

1608   Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 men.

1648   England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I of England, Scotland + Ireland and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.

1893   The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

1929   King Inayatullah Khan of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.


1463   Friedrich III "the Wise", Elector of Saxony, Landgrave of Thuringia (d.1525)

1504   Pope Saint Pius V (d.1572)

1732   King Stanislaw II August Poniatowski of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Ruthenia, Prussia, Kiev, Livonia + Smolensk (d.1798)

1831   Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Princess of Hungary + Bohemia (d.1903)

1933   Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (d.2003)


395   Emperor Saint Theodosius I of the Roman Empire

1369   King Peter I of Cyprus, King of Jerusalem, Latin King of Armenia

1598   Tsar Feodor I "the Bellringer/the Blessed" of Russia

1908   Ferdinando IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany

1931   Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia

1991   King Olav V of Norway

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