Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

World Poetry Day

World Down Syndrome Day

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Birth of Benito Juarez Day  (Mexico)

World Puppetry Day

Harmony Day in Australia

Human Rights Day in South Africa

Independence Day in Namibia  (1990)

Mother's Day  (most of the Arab World: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Israeli Arabs, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Yemen, Iraq)

Truant's Day in Poland

Youth Day in Tunisia


Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg   {2004} [son of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


The Princess Louise of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland & John Campbell, Earl of Campbell, Marquess of Lorne   {1871}

Crown Prince Olav of Norway  & Princess Martha of Sweden   {1929}

King Mohammed VI of Morocco & Salma Bennani   {2002}


1152   Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen consort Eleanor of France, Duchess of Aquitaine.

1188   Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan as Emperor.

1413   Henry  V becomes King of England.

1800   With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mache.

1935   Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the  Aryans'.


1521   Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen (d.1553)

1801   Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, Queen consort of Sardinia (d.1855)


1063   Blessed Richeza/Richenza/Rixa/Ryksa of Lotharingia, Queen consort of Poland

1076   Robert I "the Old", Duke of Burgundy

1306   Robert II, Duke of Burgundy

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