Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 18, 2012

Revolution Day in Tunisia  (1952)

Royal Thai Armed Forces Day  (Thailand)


Princess Claire of Belgium   {1974} [wife of Prince Laurent of Belgium (son of King Albert II of the Belgians)]

Marie Theresa von Lattorff   {2004} [daughter of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (daughter of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]


350   Generallus Magnentius deposes Emperor Constans of the Roman Empire and proclaims himself emperor.

474   Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine Emperor.

1126   Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.

1486   King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of King Edward IV of England.

1520   King Christian II of Denmark + Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunden.

1562   Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.

1591   King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Thai Royal Armed Forces Day.

1701   Elector Friedrich III of Brandenburg, Duke of Prusia, becomes King of Prussia as Friedrich I.

1871   King Wilhelm I of Prussia is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War.  The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.

1903   President Theodore Roosevelt of the USA sends a radio message to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.


885   Emperor Daigo of Japan (d.930)

1519   Queen consort Izabella/Izabela Jagiellon of Hungary (d.1559)

1795   Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Queen consort of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg, Duchess consort of Limburg (d.1865)

1908   Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha, Duchess in Saxony, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Vasterbotten (d.1972)


474   Emperor Leo I "the Thracian" of the Byzantine Empire

1213   Queen Tamar/Thamar of Georgia

1367   King Pedro I  "the Just" of Portugal + the Algarve

1471   Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan

1586   Margaret, Duchess consort of Parma, Duchess consort of Florence (1536-1537), Governor of Habsburg Netherlands

1919   The Prince John of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland

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