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Post by Susan » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 11:54 pm

February 3 in royal history:

February 3, 1014 - Death of Sweyn I Forkbeard of Denmark, Norway, and England, in Gainsborough, England; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 3, 1027 – Death of Richard III, Duke of Normandy

February 3, 1276 - Wedding of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster, son of Henry III, and Blanche of Artois at Paris, France

February 3, 1338 – Birth of Joanna of Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France

February 3, 1399 - Death of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, at Leicester Castle; buried at Old St. Paul's Cathedral (tomb destroyed in the Great Fire of London)

February 3, 1547 – Wedding of Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) and Anastasia Romanova
Anastasia Romanova, the first of seven wives of Ivan the Terrible, was the great aunt of Mikhail, the first Romanov Tsar.

February 3, 1867 - Prince Mutsuhito becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan

February 3, 1968 – Wedding of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

February 3, 1998 - Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales go on sale in Britain
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Post by Susan » Fri February 4th, 2011, 12:46 am

February 4 in royal history:

February 4 in royal history:

February 4, 1495 - Wedding of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV, and Thomas Howard, (the future) 3rd Duke of Norfolk at Greenwich Palace, London
Anne married Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and the son and heir of the 2nd Duke of Norfolk, but she died young and they had no surviving children. The Duke later married Elizabeth Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.

February 4, 1694 – Death of Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, second wife of Tsar Alexei of Russia, mother of Peter the Great; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

February 4, 1930 – Wedding of Prince Takamatsu of Japan and Tokugawa Kikuko

February 4, 1970 - Birth of Marilène van den Broek, wife of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
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Post by Susan » Fri February 4th, 2011, 11:59 pm

February 5 in royal history:

February 5, 1811 - George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent as George III's mental health deteriorates

February 5, 1818 - Death of Carl XIII of Sweden and Norway

February 5, 1972 - Birth of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, wife of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

February 5, 1999 - Birth of Arthur Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of Princess Margaret)
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Post by Susan » Sat February 5th, 2011, 9:43 pm

February 6 in royal history:

February 6, 1378 – Death of Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France; buried at St. Denis Basilica

February 6, 1665 - Birth of Queen Anne at St. James' Palace

February 6, 1685 - Death of Charles II at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 6, 1693 - William and Mary grant royal charter to The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia

February 6, 1899 – Death of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Sanitorium Martinnsbrunn in Gratsch bei Meran (Merano) in Tyrol, Italy; buried at Friedenstein Castle Church, Gotha, Germany
Alfred was the son of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. He made a failed suicide attempt after a scandal with a mistress and died two weeks later.

February 6, 1929 – Death of Maria Christina of Austria, second wife of Alfonso XII of Spain, at the Royal Palace in Madrid; buried at Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

February 6, 1952 - Death of George VI at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

February 6, 1981 – Death of Frederika of Hanover, wife of Paul I of Greece, in exile in Madrid; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery, Greece

February 6, 1982 - Wedding of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

February 6, 2004 - Birth of Princess Louise of Belgium, daughter of Prince Laurent
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Post by Susan » Sun February 6th, 2011, 10:24 pm

February 7 in royal history:

February 7, 1102 – Birth of Matilda of England (Maud), daughter of Henry I, mother of Henry II

February 7, 1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later Edward II) becomes the first English Prince of Wales

February 7, 1542 - Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, is condemned to death

February 7, 1596 – Death of George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

February 7, 1613 - Mikhail Romanov becomes the first Romanov Tsar

February 7, 1693 – Birth of Empress Anna of Russia

February 7, 1837 - Death of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden at St. Gallen, Switzerland; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

February 7, 1901 – Wedding of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

February 7, 1999 - Death of King Hussein of Jordan in Amman, Jordan; buried at the Royal Cemetery, Raghadan Palace, Amman
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 7th, 2011, 12:41 pm

A book programme last night said that today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth - I'm surprised that Google haven't done a logo to honour this.

Edited to say that I've just wiki-ed Dickens, and he's actually 199 today! Still think he deserves a mention on Google though.
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Post by emr » Mon February 7th, 2011, 11:29 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]A book programme last night said that today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth - I'm surprised that Google haven't done a logo to honour this.

Edited to say that I've just wiki-ed Dickens, and he's actually 199 today! Still think he deserves a mention on Google though.[/quote]

They do have one of those logos for Jules Verne now. So very cool. :cool:
Born February 8, 1828, he is 183 tomorrow :)
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Post by Susan » Tue February 8th, 2011, 12:25 am

February 8 in royal history:

February 8, 1291 – Birth of Afonso IV of Portugal

February 8, 1587 – Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringay Castle; buried first at Peterborough Cathedral, moved to Westminster Abbey by her son King James I

February 8, 1687 – Death of Mary, daughter of Queen Anne
Mary was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of 21 months she died of smallpox. Her sister Anne Sophia, aged nine months, died of smallpox six days earlier. Both children were buried at Westminster Abbey.

February 8, 1693 - Birth of Empress Anna Ivanova of Russia

February 8, 1696 – Death of Ivan V of Russia; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

February 8, 1725 - Death of Peter I "the Great", Tsar of Russia, buried at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

February 8, 1772 – Death of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and mother of George III at Carlton House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 8, 1792 – Birth of Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, fourth wife of Francis I of Austria

February 8, 1929 – Death of Maria Christina of Austria, wife of Alfonso XII of Spain and regent during the minority of her son Alfonso XIII, at the Palacio Real in Madrid; buried at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial

February 8, 1952 – Death of Hilda of Luxembourg, wife of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden

February 8, 1952 – Elizabeth II proclaimed Queen
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Post by Susan » Tue February 8th, 2011, 12:27 am

February 9 in royal history:

February 9, 1671 - Birth of Catherine, daughter of James II, at Whitehall Palace
Catherine was the fourth daughter and eighth child of James II and his first wife Anne Hyde. Catherine's mother died of breast cancer when the infant was only 7 weeks old. Little Catherine died at 10 months at St. James' Palace and was buried in Westminster Abbey without ceremony.

February 9, 1763 – Birth of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden

February 9, 1873 – Death of Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, fourth wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

February 9, 1986 – Birth of Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor

February 9, 2002 - Death of Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI, sister of Elizabeth II, at King Edward VII Hospital, London; cremated, ashes buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
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Post by Susan » Wed February 9th, 2011, 11:30 pm

February 10 in royal history:

February 10, 1134 - Death of Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror, at Cardiff Castle, Wales; buried at Gloucester Cathedral

February 10, 1567 - Death of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, when his house in Edinburgh blows up; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 10, 1598 – Death of Anna of Austria, first wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden and Poland, in Warsaw; buried at Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland

February 10, 1772 – Death of Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein

February 10, 1840 - Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace

February 10, 1841 - Christening of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at the Throne Room, Buckingham Palace

February 10, 1858 – Birth of Alice Heine, American-born second wife of Albert I of Monaco

February 10, 1864 – Death of Antoinette de Mérode-Westerloo, wife of Charles III of Monaco; buried at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

February 10, 1868 – Birth of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Berlin
Full name: Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar
Prince Waldemar was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. He died of diphtheria at age 11, three months after his aunt Princess Alice and her daughter Princess May died from the same disease.

February 10, 2005 - Engagement of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles announced
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