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Post by Ash » Tue October 6th, 2009, 12:46 pm

On Oct. 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by Islamic militants while reviewing a military parade.

Along with the assassination of Izkack Rabin, a major tragedy for mideast peace.

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Post by Susan » Tue October 6th, 2009, 11:47 pm

Today in royal history:

October 7, 1363 - Death of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, at Alba, Piedmont, Italy; buried at the Clare Priory, Suffolk, England

October 7, 1870 – Birth of Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany
A grandson of Queen Victoria, Friedrich, known as Frittie in the family, was the son of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. Afflicted with hemophilia, he died after falling from a window at age 3. His sister was Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

October 7, 2000 - Accession of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg following the abdication of his father Grand Duke Jean

October 7, 2004 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates in favor of his son Norodom Sihamoni
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Post by Susan » Wed October 7th, 2009, 11:57 pm

Today in royal history:

October 8, 1895 - Birth of Ahmed Zogolli, King Zog I of Albania

October 8, 1993 - Wedding of Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret) and The Honorable Serena Alleyne Stanhope at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster
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Post by Susan » Fri October 9th, 2009, 1:05 am

Today in royal history:

October 9, 1514 - Wedding of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, and Louis XII of France, at Abbeville Cathedral, France

October 9, 1757 – Birth of Charles X of France

October 9, 1934 - Assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia at Marseilles, France; buried at the Memorial Church of St. George, Oplenac nearby Topola, Serbia

October 9, 1935 - Birth of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent at 3 Belgrave Square, London, England

October 9, 1937 – Death of Grand Duke Ernest of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen, Germany; buried at Rosenhöhe Chapel, Darmstadt
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Post by Susan » Sat October 10th, 2009, 3:43 pm

Today in royal history:

October 10, 1344 - Birth of Mary, daughter of Edward III, at Waltham, Hampshire

October 10, 1361 - Wedding of Edward, Prince of Wales (Black Prince), son of Edward III and Joan, Countess of Kent at Windsor Castle

October 10, 1741 – Birth of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

October 10, 1830 - Birth of Isabella II of Spain

October 10, 1914 - Death of Carol I of Romania at Sinaia, Romania; buried at the Curtea de Arges Monastery

October 10, 1952 - Wedding of Princess Atsuko of Japan, daughter of Emperor Hirohito, and Takamasa Ikeda
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Post by annis » Sat October 10th, 2009, 9:40 pm

The Burchardi Flood, (also known as the second Grote Mandrenke) was a Storm Tide that struck the North Sea coast of Nordfriesland (Germany and Denmark) on the night between the 11 and 12 October 1634. Overrunning dikes it shattered the coastline and many thousands of lives (8,000 to 15,000 people drowned) while causing catastrophic material damage. Much of the island of Strand washed away, forming the islands Nordstrand, Pellworm and several Halligen.

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I find this event interesting in light of the Samoan tsunami, which has had a great impact in this part of the world. A lot of New Zealanders have Samoan connections, and we have ourselves been on tsunami alert twice this past couple of weeks.
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Post by Susan » Mon October 12th, 2009, 12:01 am

Today in royal history:

October 12, 1459 – Lancastrian score a victory at the Battle of Ludford Bridge

October 12, 1537 - Birth of Edward VI at Hampton Court Palace

October 12, 1664 – Birth of Praskovia Fyodorovna Saltykova, wife of Tsar Ivan V of Russia

October 12, 1798 – Birth of Pedro IV of Portugal (Emperor Pedro I of Brazil)

October 12, 1810 - Wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
The public was invited to attend the event which became an annual celebration later known as Oktoberfest.

October 12, 1837 –Death of Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands, at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

October 12, 1894 – Birth of Elisabeth of Romania, wife of George II of Greece
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Post by Susan » Mon October 12th, 2009, 10:14 pm

Today in royal history:

October 13, 1162 - Birth of Eleanor, daughter of Henry II, at Domfront Castle, Normandy
Eleanor was the second daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1179, she married King Alfonso VIII of Castile. The marriage was a happy one and produced four sons and eight daughters.

October 13, 1399 - Coronation of Henry IV
Henry’s second wife Joan of Navarre was crowned on February 26, 1403. His first wife Mary de Bohun died in childbirth before he became king.

October 13, 1453 - Birth of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VI, at the Palace of Westminster

October 13, 1825 – Death of Maximilian I of Bavaria at Nymphenburg Palace, near Munich; buried at Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan) in Munich

October 13, 1900 – Birth of Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget, wife of Louis II of Monaco

October 13, 1943 - Wedding of Princess Teru of Japan, daughter of Emperor Hirohito, and Prince Higashikuni Morihiro, grandson of Emperor Meiji
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Post by Susan » Wed October 14th, 2009, 12:04 am

Today in royal history:

October 14, 1066 - Death of Harold II at the Battle of Hastings; buried at Waltham Abbey, Essex

October 14, 1217 – Death of Isabella of Gloucester, first wife of King John (marriage was annulled); buried at Canterbury Cathedral

October 14, 1274 - Death of Henry, son of Edward I, at Merton, Surrey; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 14, 1404 – Birth of Marie of Anjou, wife of Charles VII of France

October 14, 1499 – Birth of Claude of France, first wife of Francis I of France

October 14, 1574 – Birth of Anne of Denmark, daughter of Frederik II of Denmark, wife of James VI of Scotland/James I of England, at Skanderborg Castle, Jutland, Denmark

October 14, 1586 - Mary, Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I

October 14, 1630 - Birth of Electress Sophia of Hanover at Wassenaer Court, The Hague, Holland
In 1701, the British succession was settled upon Sophia and her Protestant heirs by the Act of Settlement. Her mother Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of King James I. Sophia died six weeks before Queen Anne. Had she survived Anne, Sophia would have been queen. Instead her son ascended the throne as King George I.

October 14, 1631 – Death of Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, wife of Frederick II of Denmark, at the Palace of Nykøbing Slot on the island of Falster, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

October 14, 1633 - Birth of James II at St. James's Palace

October 14, 1784 – Birth of Ferdinand VII of Spain

October 14, 1938 - Birth of Farah Diba, wife of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed October 14th, 2009, 4:07 am

1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Philip the Fair, to be later tortured into "admitting" heresy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1332
1362 On 13 October 1362 the Chancellor of England for the first time opened Parliament with a speech in English.

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

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