Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14, 2012

Passover until sunset  (Judaism)

Holy + Great Saturday / The Great Sabbath / Joyous Saturday (Eastern/Orthodox Christianity, Coptic Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox, Eritrean Orthodox)

New Year Festivals in South + Southeast Asian countries/cultures (India's Assam Valley; Bangladesh; India's West Bengal State; Burma; Punjab region; Cambodia; Laos; India's Kerala state; Nepal; India's Orissa state; Sri Lanka; India's Tamil Nadu state; Thailand; India's Karnataka state)


Princess Marie Aglae of Liechtenstein, Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz + Tettau   {1940} (wife of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)

Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck of Bhutan   {1986} (son of King-Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & brother of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal  Wangchuck of Bhutan)


Prince Vincent of Denmark, Count of Monpezat   {2011} [twin] [son of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)] (see below for photos)

Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat   {2011} [twin] [son of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)]


69   Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho of the Roman Empire in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.

70   Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian of the Roman Empire, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.

966   After his marriage to a Christian (Princess Dobrawa/Doubravka of Bohemia) the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, Duke of Poland, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.

1028   Henry III, son of Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II, is elected King of the Germans.

1294   Temur, grandson of Khagan Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire + Emperor of Yuan Dynasty China, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty of China with the reigning titles of Oljeitu and Chengzong.

1341   Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevin troops under Manfred V, Marquess of Saluzzo.

1471   In England, the Yorkists under King Edward IV of England defeat the Lancastrians under Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick, at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.

1931   The Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII of Spain and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.


1578   King Felipe III "the Pious" of Spain, Portugal + the Algarves (as Filipe II), King of Naples + Sicily, Duke of Milan, Archduke of Austria (d.1621)

1818   Princess Alexandrine Marie of Saxe-Altenburg (originally of Hildburghausen 1818-1826), Queen consort of Hanover, Duchess of Cumberland + Teviotdale, Princess of Great Britain + Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick + Luneburg (d.1907)

1857   The Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, Princess Henry/Heinrich of Battenberg (d.1944)


1132   Mstislav I "the Great", Grand Prince of Kiev

1279   Boleslaw "the Pious", Duke of Greater Poland

1578   James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Lord of Hailes, Crichton + Liddisdale, 1st Duke of Orkney, Lord High Admiral of Scotland, Royal consort of Scotland (husband of Mary, Queen of Scots)

1974   Princess Irene of Greece + Denmark, Queen consort of Croatia (1941-1943), Duchess of Aosta

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