Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012


Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan   {1980} (half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan)


1461   War of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward, 4th Duke of York, defeats Queen consort Margaret of England to become King Edward IV of England.

1500   Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois (former Cardinal of Valencia) is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Pope Alexander VI (aka Rodrigo Borgia) after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.

1792   King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.

1809   King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'etat.  At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's Four Estates pledge allegiance to Tsar Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

1867   Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.

1871   The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland.

1982   The Canada Act 1982 (UK) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.


1746   Carlo Buonaparte {father of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I of the French} (d.1785)


1058   Pope Stephen IX

1368   Emperor Go-Murakami of Japan

1792   King Gustav III of Sweden, King of the Swedes, the Goths + the Vends, Grand Prince of Finland, Duke of Pomerania, Prince of Rugen + Lord of Wismar, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Count of Oldenburg, etc.

1956   Infante Alfonso "Alfonsito" of Spain

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