Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Constitution Day / National Day in Norway

Ascension Day / Feast of the Ascension / Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord /Ascension Thursday (Western Christianity: Anglican, Roman Catholic, etc.; England, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Vanuatu, Italy, etc.)


Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau   {1971} [wife of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg & Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst   {2001} [civil]

Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly   {2008}


1727   (born as Marta Helena/Elena Skowronska, later Marfa Samuilovna Skavronskaya) Empress Catherine I of Russia, Tsaritsa consort of Russia (1712-1725), Empress + Autocrat of All the Russias (1725-1727) {May 17 is the New Style date; Old Style date is May 6}

1951   Empress consort/Dowager Teimei of Japan (born Princess/Lady Sadako Kujo)

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