Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3, 2012

Hinamatsuri / Girls' Day / The Japanese Doll Festival  (Japan)

Liberation Day in Bulgaria  (1878)

Mother's Day in Georgia  [the nation of Georgia]

Sportsmen's Day in Egypt


Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, Duke of Anjou, Duke-Consort of Cadaval   {1973} (nephew of Prince Henri of Orleans, Count of Paris, Duke of France)

Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal   {1997} (daughter of Prince Dom Duarte Pio of Portugal, Duke of Braganza, Prince Royal of Portugal)


Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg & Martin Jorgensen   {2007}

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar & Anoud bint Mana Al-Hajri   {2009} [2nd polygamous marriage]


1575   Emperor Akbar "the Great" of the Mughal Empire defeats a Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1904   Emperor/Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.

1905   Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.


1455   King Joao II "the Perfect Prince" of Portugal + the Algarves (d.1495)

1778   Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg (1778-1793), Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778-1793), Princess Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia (1793-1798), Princess Friedrich Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels (1798-1815), The Duchess of Cumberland + Teviotdale (1815-1841), Queen consort of Hanover (1837-1841) (d.1841)


1111   Prince Bohemund I of Antioch, Prince of Taranto

1239   Vladimir IV Rurikovich, Prince of Pereyaslavl (1206-1213), Prince of Smolensk (1213-1219), Grand Prince of Kiev (1223-1235)

1554   Johann Friedrich I "the Magnanimous", Duke of Saxony

1606   King Nyaungyan Min of Burma

1916   Princess Elisabeth of Wied, Queen consort of Romania  {aka Carmen Sylva}

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