Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012

Groundhog Day  (USA + Canada)

Candlemas / Presentation of Jesus in the Temple / Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (Christianity / Gregorian Calendar)

Imbolc  (Northern hemisphere/Gaels, Britons, Neopagans, etc.)

Anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu  (Estonia, 1920)

Constitution Day in the Philippines  (1987)

World Wetlands Day

Inventor's Day in Thailand


Princess Maria Beatrice "Titti" of Savoy   {1943} (sister of Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, Prince of Naples)
                                                                  (shown here on her wedding day in 1970)

Archduke Christoph of Austria, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary, Croatia + Bohemia   {1988} [son of Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)]


Marina Ogilvy & Paul J. Mowatt   {1990} [divorced Dec.4, 1997]

Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange & Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti   {2002}


506   Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric, a collection of Roman law.

962   Translatio imperii:  Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.

1032   Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II becomes King of Burgundy.

1901   The funeral is held for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland, Empress of India, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.


1208   King James [Jaume/Chaime/Jaime/Jacme] I "the Conqueror" of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, Lord of Montpellier (d.1276)

1455   King John [Hans/Johannes/Johan] of Denmark + Norway, King of Sweden {as the II}, Duke of Schleswig + Holstein (d.1513)

1493/1494   Bona Sforza, Queen consort of Poland, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania, Duchess of Bar, Princess of Rossano (d.1557)

1649   Pope Benedict XIII (d.1730)


1124   Borivoj II, Duke of Bohemia

1218   Konstantin Vsevolodovich of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod

1250   King Erik XI "the Lisp + Lame" of Sweden

1294   Ludwig II, Duke of Bavaria, Count Palatine of the Rhine

1307   Temur Oljeytu Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan, Khagan of the Mongols, Emperor of China

1461   Sir Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England.

1660   Prince Gaston of France, Duke of Orleans {son of King Henri IV of France; brother of King Louis XIII of France}

1769   Pope Clement XIII

2002   Dr. Leslie Robin Medforth-Mills [ex-husband of Princess Elena of Romania (daughter of King Michael of Romania)]

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