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Post by Susan » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 12:30 am

August 3 in royal history:

August 3, 1271 - Death of John, son of Edward I, at Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, buried in Westminster Abbey

August 3, 1460 - Death of James II of Scotland at Roxburgh Castle, buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
James died at age 29 when a cannon he was standing next to during a siege exploded.

August 3, 1770 – Birth of Frederick William III, King of Prussia

August 3, 1872 - Birth of Haakon VII of Norway
Born Prince Carl of Denmark, he became King of Norway when the union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved in 1905.

August 3, 1986 - Birth of Prince Louis of Luxembourg, son of Grand Duke Henri

August 3, 1986 - Birth of Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
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Post by annis » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 1:36 am

2 August, 338 BC A Macedonian army led by Philip II and his son Alexander the Great defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in theBattle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.

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The Lion of Chaeronea is a menorial erected by Philip II to honour the men of the Sacred Band of Thebes who died during the battle. Lost for many centuries, its remains were discovered and recognized by some English tourists in the 19th century (presumably ones with a classical education), and it was restored.

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Post by Susan » Wed August 4th, 2010, 12:19 am

August 4 in royal history:

August 4, 1060 – Death of Henri I of France at Vitry-aux-Loges, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

August 4, 1338 - Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I, buried at the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Thomas was an ancestor of two of the wives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

August 4, 1514 - 2nd Wedding of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, and Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, at Kinnoul Church

August 4, 1699 – Death of Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, wife of Pedro II of Portugal, in Lisbon, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

August 4, 1900 - Birth of The Honorable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of George VI, mother of Elizabeth II

August 4, 1906 - Birth of Marie-Jose of Belgium, wife of Umberto II of Italy
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Post by robinbird79 » Wed August 4th, 2010, 2:15 pm

August 4, 1265 - Simon de Montfort was defeated and his body mutilated at the Battle of Evesham. The Royalist forces were led by the future King Edward I.
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Post by Susan » Wed August 4th, 2010, 9:50 pm

August 5 in royal history:

August 5, 1100 – Coronation of Henry I

August 5, 1301 - Birth of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, son of Edward I, at Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire

August 5, 1828 – Birth of Louise of the Netherlands, wife of Karl XV of Sweden and Norway

August 5, 1901 - Death of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, wife of German Emperor Frederick III, at Friedrichshof, Krönberg-Taunus, Germany, buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Germany
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Post by Susan » Fri August 6th, 2010, 12:59 am

August 6 in royal history:

August 6, 1644 – Louise de la Vallière, mistress of Louis XIV of France

August 6, 1666 – Birth of Maria Sofia of the Palatinate, wife of Pedro II of Portugal

August 6, 1746 - Death of Christian VI of Denmark at Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

August 6, 1820 - Death of Frederica of Prussia, wife of Frederick, Duke of York, at Oatlands Park, Weybridge, Surrey, England, buried at Weybridge Churchyard, Surrey

August 6, 1820 - Death of Frederica of Prussia, wife of Frederick, Duke of York, at Oatlands Park, Weybridge, Surrey, England, buried at Weybridge Churchyard, Surrey

August 6, 1845 - Birth of John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, husband of Princess Louise, at Stafford House, London

August 6, 1894 - Wedding of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna and Grand Duke Alexander Mikailovich

August 6, 1915 - Birth of Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi, wife of King Zog I of the Albanians

August 6, 1994 - Birth of Columbus Taylor, son of Lady Helen Windsor
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Post by annis » Fri August 6th, 2010, 5:41 am

Today is the 65th anniversary of the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshoma. It's notable as being the first time ever that a US representative has attended commemorations in Hiroshima.

News link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10888571
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Post by Susan » Fri August 6th, 2010, 8:44 pm

August 7 in royal history:

August 7, 1282 - Birth of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, at Rhuddlan Castle, Wales

August 7, 1721 – Wedding of Christian VI of Denmark and Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach

August 7, 1783 - Birth of Princess Amelia, daughter of George III, at Royal Lodge, Windsor, Berkshire, England

August 7, 1821 - Death of Caroline of Brunswick, estranged wife of George IV, at Brandenburg House, Hammersmith, London, buried at the Cathedral of St. Blasius, Brunswick, Germany

August 7, 1850 – Wedding of Frederik VII of Denmark (third marriage) and Louise Danner
Countess Danner, born Louise Rasmussen, was a milliner and a ballet dancer and had been the king’s mistress for many years.

August 7, 1862 – Birth of Viktoria of Baden, wife Gustav V of Sweden

August 7, 1972 – Death of Aspasia Manos, wife of Alexander I of Greece, in Venice; first buried at the Cemetery of San Michele Island near Venice, re-buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery
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Post by Susan » Sat August 7th, 2010, 9:19 pm

August 8 in royal history:

August 8, 1503 - Wedding of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, and James IV of Scotland, at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
The British royal family and many other European royal families are descendants of Margaret Tudor and James IV of Scotland.

August 8, 1824 - Birth of Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, wife of Tsar Alexander II of Russia
Name after marriage: Maria Alexandrovna

August 8, 1963 - Birth of Timothy Taylor, husband of Lady Helen Windsor

August 8, 1988 - Birth of Princess Beatrice of York, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, at Portland Hospital, London
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Post by Susan » Mon August 9th, 2010, 1:42 am

August 9 in royal history:

August 9, 1669 – Birth of Eudoxia Feodorovna Lopukhina, first wife of Peter I of Russia

August 9, 1696 – Birth of Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein

August 9, 1847 – Birth of Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna, wife of Amadeo I of Spain

August 9, 1899 - Death of Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III, at Abbas Tuman, Caucasus, Russia; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg

August 9, 1901 - Wedding of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and Peter of Oldenburg

August 9, 1902 - Coronation of Edward VII after a six week delay due to his emergency appendectomy

August 9, 1928 – Death of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden
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