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Post by Ash » Sun August 30th, 2009, 1:20 pm

On Aug. 30, 1963, the hot-line communications link between Washington, D.C., and Moscow went into operation

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Post by Susan » Mon August 31st, 2009, 11:54 am

Today in royal history:

August 31, 12 A.D. - Birth of Roman Emperor Caligula

August 31, 1422 - Death of Henry V at Bois-de-Vincennes, France, buried at Westminster Abbey

August 31, 1678 – Death of Louis VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

August 31, 1724 – Death of Louis I of Spain in Madrid; buried at Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

August 31, 1880 - Birth of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

August 31, 1971 - Birth of Rania Al-Yasin, wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan

August 31, 1989 - Princess Anne separates from her first husband Captain Mark Phillips

August 31, 1997 - Death of Diana, Princess of Wales in Paris, France, buried at Althorp, Northamptonshire
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Post by annis » Tue September 1st, 2009, 8:50 am

Ist September, 1939, Nazi Germany invades Poland, precipitating WWII

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Post by Susan » Wed September 2nd, 2009, 12:47 pm

Yesterday in royal history:

September 1, 1651 – Birth of Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, second wife of Tsar Alexei of Russia and the mother of Peter the Great

September 1, 1715 - Death of Louis XIV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis

September 1, 1878 – Birth of Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Edinburgh Palace, Coburg, Germany

September 1, 1922 - Death of Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Hinterris, Tyrol, Austria

September 1, 1928 - Ahmet Zog declares Albania a monarchy and proclaims himself king
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Post by Susan » Wed September 2nd, 2009, 12:48 pm

Today in royal history:

September 2, 31 BC - Octavius Caesar, the future Emperor Augustus, defeats Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium

September 2, 1348 - Death of Joan, daughter of Edward III, at Bayonne, France, buried in Bayonne Cathedral
Joan was to marry Infante Pedro of Castile, son and heir of Alfonso XI. She set out for Spain where the marriage was to take place in November, 1348. Upon reaching the European mainland, it was discovered that the plague had broken out. Unfortunately, Joan died of the plague and was buried at Bayonne Cathedral.

September 2, 1753 – Birth of Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of Louis XVIII of France

September 2, 1838 - Birth of Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii
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Post by Ash » Wed September 2nd, 2009, 1:13 pm

On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.

Interesting, just yesterday, 6 years earlier, it started. I didn't realize how close the dates were.

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Post by Susan » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 12:07 pm

Today in royal history:

September 3, 1189 - Coronation of Richard I
Richard’s wife Berengaria of Navarre was crowned on May 12, 1191 at the Chapel of St. George in Limasol, Cyprus.

September 3, 1851 – Birth of Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, wife of George I of Greece
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Post by Ash » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 2:05 pm

Yesterday was the start of the Great Fire of London, 1666

On Sept. 3, 1976, the unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface

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Post by Susan » Fri September 4th, 2009, 12:18 pm

Today in royal history:

September 4, 1199 - Death of Joan, daughter of Henry II, at Fontevrault Abbey, France, buried at Fontevrault Abbey

September 4, 1241 – Birth of Alexander III of Scotland

September 4, 1557 – Birth of Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, wife of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway

September 4, 1896 – Birth of Aspasia Manos, wife of Alexander I of Greece

September 4, 1948 - Abdication of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in favor of her daughter Juliana
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Post by Ash » Fri September 4th, 2009, 1:03 pm

On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.

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