Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

Grammy Awards  (USA)

Lincoln's Birthday  (USA)

Darwin Day  (International)

Georgia Day  (Georgia, USA)

National Freedom to Marry Day  (USA)

Red Hand Day  (UN)

Youth Day  (Venezuela)


Princess Astrid of Norway   {1932} (sister of King Harald V of Norway)

Crown Princess Marina of Italy, Princess of Naples   {1935} (wife of Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, Prince of Naples)

Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, Prince of Naples   {1937}

Princess Fawzia-Latifah of Egypt   {1982} (daughter of King Fuad II of Egypt + Sudan)


Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran & Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari   {1951} [divorced April 6, 1958]

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia & Princess Maria Pia of Savoy   {1955} [divorced 1967]


881   Pope John VIII crowns King Charles/Carolus "the Fat" of Alemannia + Italy as Western Emperor of the Roman Empire {as the III}.

1554   A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason.

1689   The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes as an abdication.

1771   Gustav III becomes King of Sweden.

1912   The Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China, abdicates.


1074   King Conrad II of Germany + Italy (d.1101)

1768   Francis/Franz II, Holy Roman Emperor, King in Germany, Emperor of Austria [as Franz I], Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Croatia + Bohemia, Archduke of Austria (d.1835)

1869   Emperor Kien Phuc of Vietnam (d.1884)


1554   Lady Jane Grey "The Nine Days' Queen" {great-granddaughter of King Henry VII of England}

1771   King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden

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