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Post by Susan » Tue July 27th, 2010, 11:08 pm

July 28 in royal history:

July 28, 1540 - Execution of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's advisor

July 28, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

July 28, 1683 - Wedding of Queen Anne and George of Denmark, son of Frederick III of Denmark, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

July 28, 1844 - Death of Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Naples and Sicily, King of Spain and the Indies, Comte de Survilliers at Florence, Italy; buried at Les Invalides, Paris

July 28, 1869 – Wedding of Frederik VIII of Denmark and Lovisa of Sweden

July 28, 1996 - Birth of Samuel Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of Princess Margaret)
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Post by annis » Wed July 28th, 2010, 6:45 am

With the American War of Independence in mind, 28 July,1778, marked the Battle of Monmouthin Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough).

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Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth
by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
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Post by Susan » Wed July 28th, 2010, 12:51 pm

[quote=""annis""]With the American War of Indepence in mind, 28 July,1778, marked the Battle of Monmouthin Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough).[/quote]

The Battle of Monmouth took place quite near me and we went to the 200th anniversary recreation back in 1978. My son was one and was quite thrilled by it all. As for me, I unknowingly stood in some poison ivy and came down with a horrendous case so I always associate the Battle of Monmouth with itching! Here's two photos from that day.

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Post by annis » Wed July 28th, 2010, 7:48 pm

Lol- sounds like a painful memory :) Small boys love military demonstrations, though many years ago my youngest son caused great amusement when he managed to fall asleep two rows from the front of a booming military band in full oompah; tubas blaring and drums crashing!

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Post by Susan » Wed July 28th, 2010, 10:37 pm

July 29 in royal history:

July 29, 796 - Death of King Offa of Mercia

July 29, 1030 - Death of Olav II of Norway in battle at Stiklestad, Norway; thought to be buried under Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

July 29, 1565 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry, Lord Darnley, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

July 29, 1588 - Defeat of the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines by the English Navy

July 29, 1900 - Assassination of Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Gaetano Bresci at Monza, Italy; buried in the Pantheon, Rome

July 29, 1981 - Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Post by Susan » Thu July 29th, 2010, 11:51 pm

July 30 in royal history:

July 30, 1126 – Death of Abbess Cecilia, daughter of William I, at the Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Caen, Normandy; buried at the Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen

July 30, 1683 – Death of Maria Theresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France, at Château de Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

July 30, 1700 – Death of William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne, at Windsor Castle, buried at Westminster Abbey
The 11 year old duke’s death (from smallpox) was the major reason for the passage of the Act of Settlement in 1701 which gave the throne to Sophie, Electress of Hanover and her Protestant descendants.

July 30, 1900 - Death of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, son of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany; buried in the ducal family's mausoleum in Coburg Cemetery

July 30, 1912 - Death of Emperor Meiji of Japan; buried in the Fushimi Momoyama Ryo (Graveyard) in Kyoto, his soul enshrined in Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

July 30, 1967 - Wedding of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau

July 30, 1988 - Wedding of James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Julia Rawlinson at St. Mary the Virgin, Saffron Waldon, Essex
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Post by Susan » Fri July 30th, 2010, 8:24 pm

July 31 in royal history:

July 31, 1750 – Death of João V of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

July 31, 1790 – Wedding of Frederik VI of Denmark and Marie of Hesse-Cassel

July 31, 1812 – Birth of Amélie of Leuchtenberg, second wife of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil (King Pedro IV of Portugal)

July 31, 1942 – Death of Maria Ana of Portugal, wife of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg, in exile during World War II in New York City; buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg

July 31, 1966 - Birth of Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent

July 31, 2004 – Wedding of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, and Gary Lewis, at Kensington Palace, London
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Post by annis » Sat July 31st, 2010, 10:52 pm

August 1, 1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.

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British anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce

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Post by Susan » Sat July 31st, 2010, 11:50 pm

August 1 in royal history:

August 1, 10 B.C. - Birth of Roman Emperor Claudius

August 1, 1402 - Death of Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, son of Edward III, at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, buried at the Church of the Medicant Friars, Kings Langley

August 1, 1714 - Death of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace, buried at Westminster Abbey; George, Elector of Hanover succeeds her as George I

August 1, 1893 – Birth of King Alexander of Greece

August 1, 2005 – Death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh; buried at the Al-Oud cemetery, Riyadh
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Post by Susan » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 12:03 am

August 2 in royal history:

August 2, 1100 – Suspicious death of William II in the New Forest, buried at Winchester Cathedral

August 2, 1589 - Assassination of Henri III of France by Jacques Clement at Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis

August 2, 1858 – Birth of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, second wife of William III of the Netherlands

August 2, 1868 – Birth of Constantine I of Greece
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