Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's Name Day  (Sweden)

Commonwealth Day  (UK + British Commonwealth)

Arbor Day in China & Taiwan

Girl Scout Birthday  (USA)

National Day in Mauritius

World Day Against Cyber Censorship


Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi of Iran   {1963} (sister of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran)

Princess Hafizah of Brunei   {1980} (daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei)

Prince Gabriel of Nassau   {2006} [son of Prince Louis of Luxembourg (son of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg & grandson of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg)]

Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden   {2007} [son of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster (son of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester {1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland})]
                                                          (pictured a few years ago, walking in between his parents)

Benjamin van Vollenhoven   {2008} [son of Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau (nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden & Silvia Sommerlath   {1976}


538   King Vitiges of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.

1868   Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate The Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who was wounded in the back by O'Farrell's revolver, in Clontarf, Sydney, Australia.


1270   Charles I, Count of Valois, Count of Anjou (son of King Philippe III of France) (d.1325)

1479   Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, ruler of Florence (d.1516)

1637   Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, Duchess of Albany {Mar.12 is the Old Style date; New Style date is Mar.22} (1st wife of the future King James II + VII of England, Scotland + Ireland; mother of Queen Mary II & Queen Anne) (d.1671)

1781   Princess Frederica/Friederike of Baden, Queen consort of Sweden (d.1826)

1889   King Idris I of Libya (d.1983)


417   Pope Saint Innocent I

604   Pope Gregory I

1289   King Saint Demetrius II "the Self-sacrificer" of Georgia

1316   King Stephen/Stefan Dragutin of Serbia

1374   Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan

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