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Post by annis » Wed August 26th, 2009, 7:01 am

26 August, 1346, the Battle of Crécy, a significant battle of the Hundred Years War and triumph of the English longbow. King Edward III’s crushing English victory over the French; where the Black Prince won his spurs and acquired the emblem of the Three White Feathers.

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Post by Ash » Wed August 26th, 2009, 1:21 pm

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.

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Post by Susan » Wed August 26th, 2009, 5:11 pm

Today in royal history:

August 26, 1551 – Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, second wife of Gustav I of Sweden; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

August 26, 1819 - Birth of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, husband of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany

August 26, 1850 – Death of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French, in exile at Claremont, Surrey, England; buried at the Chapelle Royale in Dreux, France

August 26, 1944 - Birth of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester at Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed August 26th, 2009, 5:13 pm

Hey Susan, you should check the other posts before you post, I posted about Prince Albert last night :)

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Post by Susan » Thu August 27th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Today in royal history:

August 27, 1487 – Birth of Anna of Brandenburg, first wife of the future Frederick I of Denmark

August 27, 1758 – Death of Bárbara of Portugal, wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain, at Palacio Real de Aranjuez; buried at Salesas Reales Church (Santa Barbara) in Madrid

August 27, 1968 – Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at Kensington Palace, buried at Frogmore, Windsor

August 27, 1975 - Death of deposed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie

August 27, 1979 - Assassination of Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Prince Philip's uncle and a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland; buried at Romsey Abbey
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Post by Susan » Thu August 27th, 2009, 1:36 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Hey Susan, you should check the other posts before you post, I posted about Prince Albert last night :) [/quote]

Prince Albert deserves to get mentioned twice. ;)
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Post by Susan » Fri August 28th, 2009, 1:14 pm

Today in royal history:

August 28, 933 – Birth of Richard I, Duke of Normandy

August 28, 1027 – Death of Richard II, Duke of Normandy

August 28, 1667 – Birth of Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, first wife of Frederick IV of Denmark

August 28, 1789 – Birth of Stéphanie de Beauharnais, wife of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

August 28, 1853 – Birth of Prince Franz I of Liechtenstein

August 28, 1943 – Death of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria at Sofia, Bulgaria; originally buried at Rila Monastery, re-buried in the courtyard of the Vrana Palace during the Communist regime, at a later date the coffin was removed to an unknown location

August 28, 1972 - Death of Prince William of Gloucester in an airplane accident at an air show at Halfpenny Green, near Wolverhampton, buried at Frogmore, Windsor

August 28, 1996 - Divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales

August 28, 1999 - Birth of Prince Nikolai of Denmark, son of Prince Joachim
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Post by Susan » Sat August 29th, 2009, 1:10 pm

Today in royal history:

August 29, 1189 – Wedding of King John and Isabel of Gloucester, at Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire
This marriage was annulled in 1199.

August 29, 1790 – Birth of Leopold I, Grand Duke of Baden

August 29, 1815 - Wedding of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, son of George III, and Frederica of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, at Carlton House, London

August 29, 1935 – Death of Astrid of Sweden, wife of Leopold III of Belgium, in a car accident near their villa at Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland; buried at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium

August 29, 1966 – Death of Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, wife of Manuel II of Portugal, at Münchhöf, Baden, Germany

August 29, 1968 - Wedding of Harald V of Norway and Sonja Haraldsen
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Post by Ash » Sat August 29th, 2009, 2:17 pm

On Aug. 29, 1991, the Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party, bringing an end to the institution.

The speed of what happened next still amazes me. I had no idea the eastern block would implode the way it did.

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Post by Susan » Sun August 30th, 2009, 12:54 pm

Today in royal history:

August 30, 1483 – Death of Louis XI of France at Plessis-lez-Tours, France; buried at Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica, Orléans

August 30, 1813 – Birth of Mathilde of Bavaria, wife of Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

August 30, 1831 – Death of Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, wife of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Louise was the mother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. Six years after marrying Ernest, the marriage was dissolved. Louise died five years later of cancer.

August 30, 1946 - Birth of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, daughter of Frederick IX of Denmark, wife of Constantine II of Greece
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