Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012

Epiphany / Three Kings Day / Little Christmas / Carnival season begins  (Western Christianity)

Theophany  (Eastern Christianity following the New Style calendar)

Orthodox Christmas Eve  (Eastern Orthodox Christianity)

Pascua Militar in Spain

Armed Forces Day in Iraq  (1921)


Tsaritsa Margarita of Bulgaria, Duchess of Saxony   {1935} (wife of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)


The Prince Edward of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland & Sophie Rhys-Jones   {1999}

Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein of Jordan & Fahdah Mohammed Abunayyan/Abu Neyan   {2006}


Prince Asem bin Al Nayef of Jordan & Sana Kalimat   {1986}

Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar & Sheikh Jassim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Thani of Qatar   {2006}


1066   Harold Godwinson (Earl of East Anglia, Earl of Wessex, Earl of Hereford) is crowned King of England (as Harold II).

1118   Reconquista:  King Alfonso I "the Battler/the Warrior" of Aragon + Navarre, Emperor of Spain, conquers Zaragoza.

1205   Philip, Duke of Swabia becomes King of the Romans {King of Germany}.

1322   Stephen/Stefan Uros III of Decani/Decanski is crowned King of Serbia.

1355   King Charles/Karl [Wenceslaus/Vaclav] I of Bohemia, King of the Romans {King in Germany}, Count of Luxembourg, is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.

1449   Constantine XI Palaiologos is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor of the Byzantine Empire at Mystras.

1540   King Henry VIII of England marries Duchess Anne/Anna of Cleves [Julich + Berg, Countess of Mark + Revensberg, Lady of Ravenstein] at Greenwich Palace.

1690   King Joseph of Hungary, son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I [King of Germany, King of Hungary + Bohemia, King of Croatia, Archduke of Austria], becomes King of the Romans.

1929   King Alexander I of the Serbs, Croats + Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).

1978   The Crown of Saint Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.


1367   King Richard II of England (d.1400)

1655   Countess Palatine Eleonore Magdalene of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empress consort, Queen consort of Germany, Queen consort of Hungary + Bohemia, Archduchess consort of Austria (d.1720)


1481   Akhmat/Ahmed Khan, Khan of the Great Horde

1537   Alessandro de' Medici "the Moor", Duke of Florence, Duke of Penne

1693   Sultan Mehmed/Mehmet IV "the Hunter" of the Ottoman Empire

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