Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

Washington's Birthday  (USA)

Ash Wednesday / beginning of Lent  (Western Christianity: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, some Baptist, Nazarene, Mennonite, Moravian, & Reform, etc denominations)

Mongolian New Year {Tsagaan Sar}

World Thinking Day / Founders' Day (Girl Guides + Girl Scouts/other scouts)

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter  (Roman Catholic)

Independence Day in Saint Lucia  (1979)


{Katharine} Princess Edward, The Duchess of Kent, Countess of St. Andrews, Baroness Downpatrick   {1933} [wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]


1371   Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.

1495   King Charles VIII "the Affable" of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.

1882   The Serbian kingdom is refounded.


1403   King Charles VII "the Victorious/the Well-Served" of France (d.1461)

1440   King Ladislaus/Ladislav/Laszlo V "the Posthumous" of Hungary + Croatia, King of Bohemia, Duke of Austria (d.1457)


965   Otto, Duke of Burgundy

1071   Arnulf III, Count of Flanders, Count of Hainaut {as Arnulf I}

1111   Roger Borsa, Duke of Apulia, King of Sicily

1371   King David II of Scotland {King of Scots}

1921   Sheikh Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait

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