Friday, September 3, 2010

Today in Monarchial History

590 - Pope St Gregory the Great was elected to the Throne of St Peter.

1189 - King Richard I "the Lionheart" of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1260 - The forces of the Mongol Empire were halted in Palestine by the Mamlukes of Egypt.

1783 - Representatives of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland signed the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Revolutionary War.

1901 - The national flag of Australia is adopted. Happy flag day Australia!

1914 - Prince Wilhelm of Albania abandons his throne and leaves the country in the face of mounting opposition to his reign.

1971 - The Emirate of Qatar gains independence from Great Britain

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