Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

World Radio Day


Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan   {1956} (half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan)


1462   Treaty of Westminster is finalized between King Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.

1542   Catherine Howard {Queen consort of England}, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1575   King Henri III of France is crowned at Rheims, marrying Louise de Lorraine-Vaudemont on the same day.

1660   With the death of Swedish King Carl X Gustav, the Swedish government can start to seek peace with Sweden's enemies in the Second Northern War - something that King Carl X Gustav had refused.  As his son and successor on the throne, King Carl XI, is only 4 years old, a regency takes over the ruling of  Sweden until 1672.

1689   William III + II and Mary II are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

1739  Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah Afshar {Shahanshah of Persia} defeats the forces of the Mughal Emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.


711 BC   Emperor Jimmu of Japan (d.585 BC)

1457   Mary, Duchess of Burgundy, Duchess of Brabant, Limburg, Lothier, Luxembourg + Guelders, Margravine of Namur, Countess Palatine of Burgundy, Countess of Artois, Flanders, Charolais, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland + Zutphen (d.1482)

1599   Pope Alexander VII (d.1667)

1913   King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia (d.1982)


858   King Kenneth I MacAlpin {Cinaed mac Ailpin} "The Conqueror" of the Picts, King of the Scots

1130   Pope Honorius II

1141   King Bela II "the Blind" of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia + Rama

1199   Stefan Nemanja, Grand Prince of Serbia {aka Saint Simeon the Myrrh-streaming}

1332   Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire

1539   Isabella d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua

1542   Queen consort Catherine Howard of England {fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England}

1542   Jane Boleyn, Dowager Viscountess Rochford (sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn of England}

1660   King Carl X Gustav of Sweden, Duke of Bremen + Verden

1662   Princess Elizabeth of England, Scotland + Ireland, Queen consort of Bohemia "the Winter Queen"

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