Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

Teacher's Day in Lebanon


141 BC   Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.

1230   Tsar Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.

1566   David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1796   Napoleon Bonaparte, the future Emperor Napoleon I of the French, marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.


1213   Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (d.1271)

1285   Emperor Go-Nijo of Japan (d.1318)

1629   Tsar Aleksey/Alexis I of Russia (d.1676)

1900   Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Aosta, Duke of Spoleto, Prince of Cisterna + Belriguardo, Marquess of Voghera, Count of Ponderano, King [as Tomislav II] of Croatia (1941-1943), Prince of Bosnia + Herzegovina (1941-1943) (d.1948)


1202   King Sverre of Norway

1888   Kaiser Wilhelm I, German Emperor, King of Prussia, Margrave of Brandenburg, Count of Hohenzollern, Duke of Silesia, Grand Duke of the Lower Rhine, Duke of Saxony, Westphalia, Pomerania, Holstein + Schleswig, Madgeburg, Bremen, Guelders, Cleves, Julich + Berg, & Mecklenburg, Landgrave of Hesse + Thuringia, Margrave of Upper + Lower Lusatia, Prince of Orange, East Friesland, Paderborn, Pyrmont + Nassau, Princely Count of Henneberg, Count of Ravensberg, Hohenstein + Sigmaringen, Lord of Frankfurt, etc.

1991   Luis Gomez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre, Grandee of Spain  [husband of Infanta Pilar of Spain (sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]

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