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Post by Susan » Tue July 14th, 2009, 12:53 pm

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

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We used to have a Bastille Day Party on the Saturday closest to July 14. Here's a photo of the site of the Bastille from my trip to Paris last week.

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Post by Susan » Tue July 14th, 2009, 12:55 pm

Today in royal history:

July 14, 1704 – Death of Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia during the minority of her brothers Peter I and Ivan V, at Novodevichy Convent in Moscow; buried at the Smolensk Cathedral at the Novodevichy Convent

July 14, 1917 - Death of Louise Margaret of Prussia, wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, at Clarence House, London, buried at Frogmore, Windsor

July 14, 1958 - Assassination of King Faisal II of Iraq at Baghdad; Army of Iraq overthrows the monarchy; buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Adhamiyah
Faisal was only 23 when he was killed along with the rest of the royal family.

July 14, 1977 - Birth of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
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Post by Susan » Wed July 15th, 2009, 7:49 pm

Today in royal history:

July 15, 1685 - Execution of James, Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II, for treason at Tower Hill; buried at the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London
Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Alice of Gloucester, and Diana, Princess of Wales are all descendants of the Duke of Monmouth.
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Post by Susan » Thu July 16th, 2009, 11:10 am

Today in royal history:

July 16, 1377 - Coronation of Richard II

July 16, 1557 – Death of Anne of Cleves at Chelsea Old Palace, buried at Westminster Abbey

July 16, 1764 - Death of Tsar Ivan VI at the Fortress of Shlisselburg; buried at the Fortress of Shlisselburg
Ivan VI became tsar as an infant and was overthrown by Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great. He was imprisoned for the rest of his life and murdered at age 24 during the reign of Catherine the Great.

July 16, 1951 - Abdication of Leopold III of Belgium; his son Baudouin becomes king
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Post by Carine » Thu July 16th, 2009, 11:19 am

Woaw Susan, you're doing your homework well !! :) :) :p

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Post by Susan » Thu July 16th, 2009, 11:38 am

[quote=""Carine""]Woaw Susan, you're doing your homework well !! :) :) :p [/quote]

Thanks Carine! I have a WORD file of royal dates that I post on the royalty forum.
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Post by Susan » Fri July 17th, 2009, 12:11 pm

Today in royal history:

July 17, 1328 – Wedding of Joan of the Tower, daughter of Edward II, and David II of Scotland, at Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland

July 17, 1762 – Assassination of Tsar Peter III of Russia at Ropsha, Russia; reburied by his son Tsar Paul at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg; his wife Catherine II (the Great) becomes empress

July 17, 1917 – House of Windsor established by royal proclamation

July 17, 1918 - Execution by firing squad of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in Yekaterinburg, Siberia

July 17, 1947 - Birth of Camilla Rosemary Shand, wife of Prince Charles, at King’s College Hospital, London

July 17, 1969 - Spain's General Franco names Prince Juan Carlos to succeed him as head of state

July 17, 1973 - Overthrow of Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan
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Post by Susan » Sat July 18th, 2009, 12:30 pm

Today in royal history:

July 18, 1918 – Murder of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia at Alapaevsk, Russia; remains were reburied at the Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
Ella, as she was called by her family, was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine and the sister of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas II. She married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander II. After Sergei’s assassination in 1905, Ella became a nun. Ella was brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks with five other Romanovs: Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich; three sons of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich, Prince Ioann Konstantinovich, Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, Prince Igor Konstantinovich and a son of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich, Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley; and another nun, Varvara. Ella and Varvara have been glorified (canonized) as saints of the Russian Orthodox Church.

July 18, 1938 – Death of Marie of Edinburgh, wife of King Ferdinand I of Romania, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania, buried at the Monastery of Curtea de Arges, Romania

July 18, 1992 - Wedding of Timothy Taylor and Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Kent, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
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Post by Susan » Sun July 19th, 2009, 12:03 pm

Today in royal history:

July 19, 1821 - Coronation of George IV
George’s estranged wife Caroline of Brunswick was not crowned with him. She came to Westminster Abbey, but was not admitted. She died a few weeks later.

July 19, 1884 – Birth of Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Albany, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Claremont House, Esher, Surrey
Full name: Charles Edward George Albert Leopold
Prince Charles Edward was the son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Charles Edward was born after his father’s death and was Duke of Albany at birth. At age 14, he became Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha upon the death of his uncle Prince Alfred. Charles Edward married Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Their daughter Princess Sibylla was the mother of the current king of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf.

July 19, 2008 – Wedding of Lady Rose Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, and George Gilman, at the Queen’s Chapel in St. James’s, Palace, London
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Post by annis » Sun July 19th, 2009, 7:29 pm

July 20, 1969: Man Lands On The Moon!
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon, and the historic first moon walk.

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