Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012

Feast of Saint David / Saint David's Day / Dydd Gwyl Dewi  (Roman Catholic & Anglican; Wales & Welsh people worldwide)

Beer Day in Iceland  (since 1989)

Independence Day in Bosnia + Herzegovina  (1992)

Martenitsa in Bulgaria

Martisor in Romania & Moldova


Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence   {1955} [husband of The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley   {1970} [wife of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (nephew of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

Lady Rose Gilman   {1980} [daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]


752 BC   Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women.

509 BC   Publius Valerius Pubicola, Roman consul, celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed King Lucius Tarquinius Superbus of Rome at the Battle of Silva Arsia.

293   Emperor Diocletian & Emperor Maximian, the two senior emperors of the Roman Empire appoint Constantius Chlorus as Caesar [one of the two junios sub-emperors] to Maximian.

317   Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Emperor Constantine I of the Roman Empire, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinus of the Roman Empire, are made Caesares.

350   Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Emperor.

1628   Writs issued in February by King Charles of England, Scotland + Ireland mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

1815   Emperor Napoleon I of the French Empire returns to France from his banishment on the island of Elba.


1432   Infanta Isabel/Isabella {of Coimbra} of Portugal, Queen consort of Portugal (d.1455)

1456   King Vladislaus/Vladislav/Ulaszlo/Wladyslaw Jagiellon II of Bohemia, Hungary, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Cumania, + Bulgaria, Prince of Silesia + Luxembourg, Margrave of Moravia + Lusatia (d.1516)

1683   Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Queen consort of Great Britain + Ireland (d.1737)


317   Emperor Valerius Valens of the Roman Empire

986   King Lothair/Lothaire IV of West Francia

1131   King Stephen/Istvan/Stjepan/Stefan II of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia + Rama

1233   Count Tommaso I of Savoy

1320   Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor of Yuan China, Khagan of the Mongol Empire

1383   Count Amadeus VI "the Green Count" of Savoy

1792   Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, King of the Romans, King in Germany, King of Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Rama, Serbia, Cumania + Bulgaria, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany + Etruria, Duke of Burgundy, Lorraine, Styria, Carinthia, + Carniola, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave of Moravia, Prince of Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Wurttemberg, Upper + Lower Silesia, Milan, Mantua, Parma, Piacenza, Calabria, Bar + Teschen, Count of Habsburg + Flanders, Margrave of Upper + Lower Lusatia, Count of Namur, etc.

1865   Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna/Paulowna of Russia, Queen consort of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg, Duchess consort of Limburg

1921   King Nikola I of Montenegro [reigned as Prince of Montenegro 1860-1910; reigned as King 1910-1918]

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