Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Independence Day in Estonia  (1918)

Flag Day in Mexico  {Dia de la Bandera}

Mongolian New Year  {Tsagaan Sar}

Dragobete  (Romania)

National Artist Day in Thailand


Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy   {1940}

Prince Carlo [Charles] of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro   {1963}


The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales + Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince + Great Steward of Scotland & The Lady Diana Spencer   {1981}

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Vastergotland & Olof Daniel Westling   {2009}


Grand Duchess Maria "Marie/Masha" Kirillovna of Russia & The Hereditary Prince Friedrich Karl of Leiningen {1925}


303   Emperor Diocletian of the Roman Empire publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.

1387   King Charles III/II "the Short" of Naples, King of Hungary + Croatia, is assassinated at Buda, Hungary.

1538   Treaty of Nagyvarad [aka Treaty of Grosswardein] between Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and King John/Ivan/Janos/Jan/Jovan Zapolya I of Hungary is signed in Grosswardein [or Varad],which is now modern-day Oradea, Romania .

1582   Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.

1848   King Louis Philippe I of the French abdicates the throne.


1103   Emperor Toba of Japan (d.1156)

1500   Charles/Carlos/Karl/Carlo/Karel V/I/II/III/IV, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany, King of the Romans, King of Italy, King of Spain {King of all Spains: Castile, Aragon, Leon, Navarra, Grenada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Sevilla, Cordova, Murcia, Jaen, Algarves, Gibraltar, + the Canary Islands}, King of the Two Sicilies, King of Naples, Sardinia, + Corsica, King of Jerusalem, King of the Western + Eastern Indies, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Lorraine, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Gelderland, + Wurttemberg, Landgrave of Alsace, Prince of Swabia, Asturia + Catalonia, Lord of the Netherlands, Count Palatine of Burgundy, Duke of Brabant, Limburg, Lothier, Luxembourg, Margrave of Namur, Count of Artois, Charolais, Flanders, Habsburg, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, Tyrol, Galizia, Barcelona, + Kyburg, Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Lord of Frisia, the Wendish March, Biscay, Tripoli, + Mechelen (d.1558)

1557   Holy Roman Emperor Matthias/Matyas/Matija/Maciej/Matei/Matej, King of the Romans, King of Germany, King of Hungary + Croatia {as the II}, King of Bohemia, King of Dalmatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria + Bulgaria, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Luxembourg, Wurttemberg, the Upper + Lower Silesia, Prince of Swabia, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Moravia, Upper + Lower Lusatia, Princely Count of Habsburg, Tyrol, Kyburg, + Gorizia, Landgrave of Alsace, Lord of the Wendish March (d.1619)

1767   King Buddha Loetla Nabhalai {Rama II} of Siam (d.1824)

1774   The Prince Adolphus of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary, Baron Culloden (d.1850)


616   King AEthelberht of Kent

1563   Francis de Lorraine II "the Scarred", Duke of Guise, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Aumale

1777   King Jose I "the Reformer" of Portugal + the Algarves

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