Monday, March 26, 2012

March 25, 2012

World Day for the Remembrance of Victims of Slavery + the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary  (Eastern + Western Christianity: Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran) / "Lady Day"  (England, Wales, Ireland) / "Waffle Day" (Sweden)

European 'Summer time' begins

Freedom Day in Belarus

Revolution Day in Greece  (1821)

Maryland Day  (Maryland, USA)

Mother's Day in Slovenia

Struggle for Human Rights Day in Slovakia

Tolkein Reading Day


Philipp von Lattorff   {1968} [husband of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (daughter of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)

Prince Afonso of Portugal, Prince of Beira, Duke of Barcelos   {1996} (son of Prince Duarte Pio of Portugal, Prince Royal of Portugal, Duke of Braganza)


1199   King Richard I of England is wounded by a crossbow in France, leading to his death on April 6.

1306   Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland {King of Scots}.

1975   King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew, Prince Faisal bin Musaid bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.


1252   Conradin/Conrad/Corradino IV "the Younger/the Boy", Duke of Swabia, King of Jerusalem [as the III], King of Sicily [as the II] (d.1268)

1259   Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire (d.1332)

1297   Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire (d.1341)

1345   Blanche of Lancaster, Duchess of Lancaster (daughter-in-law of King Edward III of England; mother of King Henry IV of England) (d.1368)

1479   Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (d.1533)

1541   Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d.1587)

1767   Joachim-Napoleon Murat, King of Naples, Grand Duke of Berg [1806-1808], 1st Prince of Murat

1782   [Maria Annunziata Carolina] Marie Annonciade Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Princess Francaise, Grand Duchess consort of Berg + Cleves [1806-1808], Queen consort of Naples + Sicily [1808-1815], Princess consort of Murat, Countess of Lipona (d.1839)

1921   Princess Alexandra of Greece + Denmark, Queen consort of Yugoslavia (d.1993)


1223   King Afonso II "the Fat" of Portugal

1345   Edmund Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester + Lancaster (grandson of King Henry III of England)

1751   King Fredrik I of Sweden, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel

1975   King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

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