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Post by wealcere » Mon April 20th, 2009, 4:24 pm

I might as well post it.......................err................
Adolf Hitler born today, 20th April 1889. Nothing to celebrate there then.
I only found out today as my Dental Nurse, happened to tell me it was her parents wedding anniversary and Hitler’s birthday!
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Post by Leyland » Tue April 21st, 2009, 7:53 pm

April 21, 1509. Henry VII of England dies and Great Harry's reign is on. Let the marriages begin .....
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Post by Telynor » Tue April 21st, 2009, 8:48 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]April 21, 1509. Henry VII of England dies and Great Harry's reign is on. Let the marriages begin .....[/quote]

Speaking of Great Harry, take a look at this, released in on the 500th anniversary of his ascension:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/H8T/mu ... king-henry

Whew. Gorgeous stuff.

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Post by Lauryn » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 12:33 am

April 21, 1926, the birth date of Queen Elizabeth II.

:confused: I gather this isn't celebrated in April but in June? Why? :confused:

Please take pity on a confused canuck!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 5:48 am

[quote=""Lauryn""]April 21, 1926, the birth date of Queen Elizabeth II.
:confused: I gather this isn't celebrated in April but in June? Why? :confused:

Please take pity on a confused canuck![/quote]

If I remember correctly they decided to have her "birthday" in June because there would be better weather for the celebrations.

I could look it up but I really don't feel like it LOL!

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Post by diamondlil » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 12:16 pm

I think it is more because of the fact that whoever is Queen or King, their birthday is celebrated in June instead of always changing the date every time someone new comes to the throne (not that that has happened any time recently!).

I could be wrong, but I think that is why it is in June.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 1:09 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I think it is more because of the fact that whoever is Queen or King, their birthday is celebrated in June instead of always changing the date every time someone new comes to the throne (not that that has happened any time recently!).

I could be wrong, but I think that is why it is in June.[/quote]

That's basically it, and it isn't even a fixed date. See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_ ... l_Birthday

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Post by Susan » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 9:26 pm

April 22, 1451 - Birth of Queen Isabella of Castile and Leon

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Post by emr » Thu April 23rd, 2009, 7:20 pm

Today, in 1616, in the same day died both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. Spooky.

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Post by annis » Fri April 24th, 2009, 6:07 pm

In Australia and New Zealand, today, 25 April, is Anzac Day, and right about now, the first commemorative services will be starting throughout both countries, as 6.00 am on the 25 April, 1915 marks the time that the ANZAC forces landed on the beaches at Gallipoli during WWI, meeting fierce resistance from the Turks.

It's the day when we remember all our war veterans.
Here's an Anzac day tribute:
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