Friday, March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

World Meteorological Day

Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship  (Hungary & Poland)

Republic Day in Pakistan / Pakistan Day


Princess Eugenie of York   {1990} [daughter of The Prince Andrew, Duke of York (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

Prince Beltran Turnovski of Bulgaria   {1999} [son of Crown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Turnovo, Duke of Saxony (son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)]
                                      (pictured at far left, next to his father, also joined by his grandfather, mother & brother)


1400   The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after 175 years of rule, by Ho Quy Ly, a court official.

1708   Prince James Francis Edward Stuart "the Old Pretender", Prince of Wales, lands at the Firth of Forth.

1801   Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle in St. Petersburg.


1430   Margaret/Marguerite of Anjou, Queen consort of England + Lady of Ireland (1445-1461; 1470-1471), Queen consort of France (1445-1453) (d.1482)

1723   Agha Muhammad/Mohammad Khan Qajar, Emperor/Shah/Shahanshah of Persia (d.1797)

1732   Princess Marie Adelaide of France, Duchess of Louvois (d.1800)

1887   Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov, Count Sumarokov-Elston (d.1967)


1103   Eudes/Odo I "the Red", Duke of Burgundy

1369   King Pedro "the Cruel/the Lawful" of Castile + Leon

1555   Pope Julius III

1559   Emperor Gelawdewos [Asnaf Sagad I] of Ethiopia

1801   Tsar Paul I of Russia, Emperor + Autocrat of All the Russias, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1762-1773), Count of Oldenburg (1773) {March 23, 1801 is the New Style date; Old Style date is March 1}

1947   Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess Imperial of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, Hungary + Bohemia, Crown Princess of Saxony, Duchess in Saxony, Countess of Montignoso

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