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Post by Susan » Sat September 5th, 2009, 12:05 pm

Today in royal history:

September 5, 1638 - Birth of Louis XIV of France

September 5, 1987 – Birth of Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
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Post by Ash » Sat September 5th, 2009, 12:40 pm

On Sept. 5, 1972, Palestinian terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team at the summer games in Munich; 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, five terrorists and a police officer were killed.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat September 5th, 2009, 3:59 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Today in royal history:

September 5, 1638 - Birth of Louis XIV of France

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To the great joy of his parents Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, as they had all but given up on an heir - they married in 1615 and Louis was their first child. He was given the second name 'Dieudonne' - God-given.

Anne of Austria had vowed to build a church in honour of the Virgin Mary if she had a son and heir - she fulfilled the vow by building the church and convent of the Val-de-Grace in Paris, which is still in existence.

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Post by Susan » Sun September 6th, 2009, 11:58 am

Today in royal history:

September 6, 1701 - Death of James II in exile at Chateau de St. Germain-en-Laye, France, buried in the Chapel of Saint Edmund in the Church of the English Benedictines, Paris

September 6, 1860 – Death of George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

September 6, 1926 - Birth of Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

September 6, 1997 - Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales

September 6, 2006 – Birth of Prince Hisahito of Japan, son of Prince Akishino
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Post by Ash » Sun September 6th, 2009, 1:17 pm

On Sept. 6, 1901, President William B. McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Post by annis » Sun September 6th, 2009, 8:45 pm

7 September, 70 AD. Roman forces led by Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian, complete their occupation of Jerusalem.

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Post by Susan » Mon September 7th, 2009, 11:41 am

Today in royal history:

September 7, 1151 – Death of Geoffrey V (the Handsome), Count of Anjou
Geoffrey was the father of Henry II of England.

September 7, 1362 - Death of Joan of the Tower, daughter of Edward II, at Hertford Castle, buried at Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London

September 7, 1533 - Birth of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace, London

September 7, 1534 - Wedding of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Lady Catherine Willoughby
Charles Brandon was the best friend of Henry VIII and the widower of his sister Mary. The marriage to Catherine Willoughby, Charles' ward and 35 years his junior, was a bit of a scandal.

September 7, 1548 - Death of Catharine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife, at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England, buried at St. Mary's Church, Sudeley Castle

September 7, 1683 – Birth of Maria Anna of Austria, wife of João V of Portugal

September 7, 1731- Death of Evdokiya Feodorovna Lopukhina, first wife of Peter the Great, at Novodevichy Convent in Moscow; buried at Smolensk Cathedral at the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow

September 7, 1817 – Birth of Louise of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Christian IX of Denmark

September 7, 1857 – Birth of Elisabeth of Anhalt, wife of Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Post by Ash » Mon September 7th, 2009, 1:48 pm

On Sept. 7, 1940, the German air force began its blitz on London during World War II.

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Post by Susan » Tue September 8th, 2009, 12:30 am

Today in royal history:

September 8, 1157 - Birth of Richard I at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England

September 8, 1397 - Death of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III, at the Prince's Inn, Calais, France; buried at the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity, Pleshy, England, later reburied at Westminster Abbey

September 8, 1560 - Suspicious death of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I's favorite

September 8, 1800 - Death of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

September 8, 1831 - Coronation of William IV
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Post by Susan » Tue September 8th, 2009, 10:36 pm

Today in royal history:

September 9, 1087 - Death of William I (the Conqueror) at Hermentrube, Rouen, France; his son William II Rufus becomes king, buried at St. Stephen Abbey, Caen, Normandy, France

September 9, 1342 - Wedding of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, and Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, at the Tower of London

September 9, 1513 - Death of James IV of Scotland at the Battle of Flodden Field; a body, thought to be his, lay unburied in Sheen Abbey, Surrey and was lost during the Reformation

September 9, 1700 – Birth of Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, wife of Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

September 9, 1826 – Birth of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden

September 9, 1882 - Birth of Henry Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, husband of Mary, Princess Royal

September 9, 2000 - Birth of Victoria de Marichalar, daughter of Infanta Elena of Spain
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