Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012

Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas  (Roman Catholic, new)

Army Day in Armenia  (1992)

International Data Privacy Day


Erling Sven Lorentzen   {1923} [husband of Princess Ragnhild of Norway (sister of King Harald V of Norway)]

Princess Salima Aga Khan (Sarah "Sally" Frances Croker-Poole)   {1940} (ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan IV)

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain   {1950}

Princess Ameerah of Brunei   {2008} (daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei)
                 {shown here in the arms of her mother, (Azrinaz Mazhar), next to her brother (Prince 'Abdul Wakeel)}


1077   Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Heinrich IV, Holy Roman Emperor, is lifted.

1547   King Henry VIII of England + Ireland dies.  His nine year old son, Edward VI, becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.

1724   The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Tsar Peter I "the Great", and implemented by Senate decree.  It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.


1312   Queen Joan II of Navarre (d.1349)

1457   King Henry VII of England, Lord of Ireland (d.1509)

1600   Pope Clement IX (d.1669)

1717   Sultan Mustafa III of the Ottoman Empire (d.1774)


814   Chalremagne / Charles I "the Great" / Blessed Carolus Magnus, King of the Franks, King of the Lombards, Emperor of the Romans

1061   Spytihnev/Spitihnew II, Duke of Bohemia

1271   Infanta Isabella of Aragon, Queen consort of France

1547   King Henry VIII of England + Ireland

1621   Pope Paul V

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