Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

Cesar Chavez Day  (USA: California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico)

Transfer Day  (US Virgin Islands, 1917)

King Nangklao Memorial Day  (Thailand)

Freedom Day in Malta  (1979)


The Hon. Deborah "Debo" Freeman-Mitford, now known as Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire   {1920}


307   After divorcing his 1st wife, Minervina, Emperor Constantine I "the Great" of the Roman Empire marries Fausta, daughter of retired Roman Emperor Maximian.

1492   Queen Isabella/Isabel I of Castile + Leon (also Queen consort of Aragon, Majorca, Naples + Valencia) issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.


250   Emperor Constantius I Chlorus of the Roman Empire (d.306)

1360   Philippa of Lancaster, Queen consort of Portugal {sister of King Henry IV of England} (d.1415)

1425   Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (d.1468)

1499   Pope Pius IV (d.1565)

1519   King Henri II of France (d.1559)

1576   Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau, Electress Palatine consort of the Rhine, Regent of Bohemia (d.1644)

1651   Karl II, Elector Palatine (d.1685)

1675   Pope Benedict XIV (d.1758)

1718   Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain, Queen consort of Portugal + the Algarves (d.1781)

1723   King Frederik V of Denmark + Norway (d.1766)

1787   King Jessadabodindra Nangklao {Rama III} of Siam [Thailand] (d.1851)

1819   Prince Chlodwig of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, Prince of Ratibor + Corvey (d.1901)


1340   Ivan I "the Moneybag", Grand Prince of Moscow + Vladimir

1547   King Francois I of France

1567   Philip I "the Magnanimous", Landgrave of Hesse

1621   King Felipe/Filipe III/II "the Pious" of Spain, Portugal + the Algarves, Naples, + Sicily, Duke of Milan

1671   Anne Hyde, Duchess of York + Albany (1st wife of the future King James II/VII of England, Scotland + Ireland) {Old Style date is March 31; New Style date is April 10}

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