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Post by Susan » Mon June 29th, 2009, 11:46 pm

June 29, 1509 - Death of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, at the Deanery of Westminster Abbey; buried at Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 5:10 am

July 2, 1937 - Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared on a around-the-world flight.

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Post by chuck » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 2:24 pm

I think there is a film that will be released this year called "Amelia" Hillary Swank, Ewan McGregor and Richard Gere ............

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 6:19 pm

[quote=""chuck""]I think there is a film that will be released this year called "Amelia" Hillary Swank, Ewan McGregor and Richard Gere ............[/quote]

Yes, I want to see it.

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Mon July 6th, 2009, 8:48 pm

July 6th, 1415. Church reformer Jan Hus is burnt at the stake for critisizing the sale of indulgences by the church in Switzerland. This despite a papal promise of safe conduct for leaving his church in Prague to attend the council. His death is generally considered the starting point for the later Hussite wars and Bohemian crusades.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu July 9th, 2009, 5:02 pm

July 9, 1553: Lady Jane Grey was told she was Queen of England.

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Post by Ken » Sat July 11th, 2009, 12:36 pm

July 11, 1859 - The great bell of Big Ben strikes its first hour!

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Post by Susan » Sun July 12th, 2009, 2:43 pm

Today in royal history:

July 12, 1472 - Wedding of Richard III and Lady Anne Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, at Westminster Abbey, London

July 12, 1543 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, his sixth wife, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

July 12, 1870 - Birth of Prince Louis II of Monaco, son of Prince Albert I and Lady Mary Hamilton, daughter of the 11th Duke of Hamilton
Prince Louis was the grandfather of Prince Rainier II, who succeeded him,

July 12, 1905 - Birth of Prince John, youngest son of George V, at York Cottage, Sandringham
John was epileptic and lived with his caretakers at Wood Farm, Wolferton near Sandringham where he died on January 18, 1919. He was buried in Sandringham churchyard along with his uncle of the same name (infant son of Edward VII and Alexandra). Queen Alexandra wrote to Queen Mary, "Now our two Johnnies rest side by side."
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Post by Susan » Mon July 13th, 2009, 11:43 am

Today in royal history:

July 13, 1268 - Birth of Henry, son of Edward I, at Windsor Castle
Henry was the second son of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. He died at age seven at Guildford, Surrey and was buried at Westminster Abbey.

July 13, 1798 - Birth of Charlotte of Prussia, wife of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia
Name after marriage: Alexandra Feodorovna

July 13, 1807 - Death of Henry Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York and King Henry IX to the Jacobites, at Frascati, Italy, buried in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

July 13, 1817 - Wedding of Tsar Nicholas I and Charlotte of Prussia

July 13, 1818 - Wedding of William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, at Kew Palace, Surrey

July 13, 1889 – Birth of Louise of Battenberg (Lady Louise Mountbatten), second wife of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

July 13, 1966 – Death of Beatrice of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain; buried at the convent of the Capuchin Fathers at Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Princess Beatrice was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married Infante Alfonso d’Orleans-Bourbon of Spain.
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Post by annis » Tue July 14th, 2009, 2:15 am

"Aux armes, citoyens!" The Storming of the Bastille on 14 July, 1789, the official start of the French Revolution.

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