Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle  (Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Lutheran + Anglican)

Burns Night  (Scotland + Scottish communities)

Dydd Santes Dwynwen / Feast Day of Saint Dwynwen {Welsh Valentine's Day} (Wales, UK)

Tatiana Day / Students' Day in Russia

National Voters' Day in India


Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Emir of Abu Dhabi   {1948}

Charlene, The Princess of Monaco   {1978} (wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco)

Elisabeth von Lattorff   {2002} [daughter of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (daughter of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]


Princess Victoria "Vicky" of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, Princess Royal & Prince Friedrich "Fritz" of Prussia   {1858}

Prince Paras of Nepal & Himani Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah  {2000}


41   After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.

1494   Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.

1533   King Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1858   The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's [of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland] daughter, Princess Victoria {Princess Royal}, and Prince Friedrich of Prussia.

1941   Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese.  It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

1998   During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.


750   Emperor Leo IV "the Khazar" of the Byzantine Empire (d.780)

1476   Anne/Anna, Duchess of Brittany, Countess of Nantes, Montfort + Richmont, Viscountess of Limoges, Queen consort of France (d.1514)


477   King Genseric/Geiseric/Gaiseric of the Vandals + Alans

844   Pope Gregory IV

967   Ali ibn Abi al-Hayja 'Abd Allah ibn Hamdan ibn al-Harith Sayf al-Dawla al-Taghlibi, Emir of Aleppo

1067   Emperor Yingzong of Song China

1431   Charles II "the Bold", Duke of Lorraine

1494   King Ferdinand "Don Ferrante" I of Naples

1559   King Christian II of Denmark + Norway (1513-1523), King of Sweden (1520-1521) as "the Tyrant"

1578   Princess Mihrimah/Mirhumah/Mihr-ir-Mah/Mihri-a-Mah/Mehr-i-Mah Sultan, Valide Sultan {Queen Mother}, daughter of Sultan Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire & Imperial Princess Consort Haseki Hurrem Sultan {Anastasia or Alexandra Lisowska, then Roxelana} of the Ottoman Empire

1670   Nicholas II Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Duke of Bar

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