No ruler has acceded during the last three decades of any of the last three centuries.
George VI's coronation on May 12, 1937 was less than six weeks shy of being exactly 100 years after Queen Victoria's accession on June 20, 1837.
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) outlived three of her nine children and 11 of her 42 grandchildren.
Since the English Restoration in 1660, only Queen Victoria (78%) and King George III (73%) have spent more than 70% of their lives as monarch. Queen Elizabeth II will reach 70% in April, 2012.
From the summer of 1891 to the summer of 1966, there was a new British monarch every 15 years:
July 1891: Victoria
July 1906: Edward VII
July 1921: George V
July 1936: Edward VIII
July 1951: George VI
July 1966: Elizabeth II
Five British monarchs acceded to the throne during the 20th century. Four of these accessions took place during December, January or February.
During all of the year 1684, seven current and future British monarchs were living: Charles II, James II, William III, Mary II, Anne, George I and George II
For eight months from May 24, 1819 to January 29, 1820, there were four current and future British monarchs living in three generations (George III, George IV, William IV and Victoria).
For more than six years from the birth of Prince Edward of York on June 23, 1894 to the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, four generations of British royalty were living.
For more than five years from the birth of Prince Albert of York on December 14, 1895 to January 22, 1901, there were five current and future British monarchs living in four generations (Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI).
Queen Elizabeth II's sister, Princess Margaret, died on February 9, 2002 and her mother died seven weeks later on March 30, 2002.
In late February 2003, Queen Elizabeth II's reign of just over 51 years surpassed the reigns of all four of her immediate predecessors combined.
For the last six British monarchs, the higher the regnal number, the shorter the reign:
I: Victoria - 64 years
II: Elizabeth - 56 years
V: George - 26 years
VI: George - 15 years
VII: Edward - 9 years
VIII: Edward - 1 year
Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (1891-1959) lived during the reigns of six British monarchs.
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) lived during the reigns of six British monarchs.
Queen Mary (1867-1953) lived during the reigns of six British monarchs, while her father, Francis, Duke of Teck (1837-1900) lived during the reign of only one (Victoria).
On September 15, 2005, Prince Harry turned 21 and became a Counsellor of State, replacing his uncle, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.
On November 20, 2005, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
On February 6, 2006, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 54th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952.
On April 21, 2006, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 80th birthday.
On May 3, 2006, Prince Charles surpassed George IV and became the third-oldest heir apparent in British history.
On June 10, 2006, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrated his 85th birthday.
On June 21, 2006, Prince William of Wales celebrated his 24th birthday.
On August 8, 2006, Princess Beatrice of York celebrated her 18th birthday (born on 8/8/88)
On December 30, 2006, Zara Phillips received an MBE.
On February 6, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 55th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952.
On March 12, 2007, Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden was born to Alexander, Earl of Ulster (Gloucester family) and became 20th in the line of succession to the British throne.
On April 21, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 81st birthday.
On May 3, 2007, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrived in the United States.
On July 28, 2007, Peter Phillips' engagement to Autumn Kelly was announced.
On September 22, 2007, Albert Windsor was born to Lord Nicholas Windsor (Kent family) and became 26th in the line of succession to the British throne.
On October 2, 2007, Lady Katherine Brandram (the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria) died.
On November 14, 2007, Prince Charles celebrated his 59th birthday.
On November 20, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
On December 17, 2007, James Windsor, Viscount Severn was born to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. He is Queen Elizabeth II's eighth grandchild and is eighth in the line of succession to the British throne.
On December 20, 2007, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria and became the oldest reigning monarch in British history.
On February 6, 2008, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 56th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952.
On April 21, 2008, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 82nd birthday.
On May 17, 2008, Peter Phillips married Autumn Kelly.
On June 10, 2008, Prince Philip celebrated his 87th birthday.
Jan. 2008: Prince Charles > Edward VII age
Mar. 2008: Elizabeth II > > Henry III reign
Descendants of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria was born in 1819
Queen Victoria's 9 children were born from 1840 (Victoria) to 1857 (Beatrice) [18 years]
Queen Victoria's 42 grandchildren were born from 1859 (Wilhelm) to 1891 (Maurice) [33 years]
Queen Victoria's 87 great-grandchildren were born from 1879 (Feodora) to 1920 (Iris) [42 years]
Queen Victoria's 142 great-great-grandchildren were born from 1905 (Margarita) to 1963 (Elizabeth) [59 years]
Queen Victoria became a grandmother at the age of 39 and she became a great-grandmother at the age of 59.
Only two of Prince Albert's grandchildren were born during his lifetime (Wilhelm in 1859 and Charlotte in 1860).
Four of Queen Victoria's grandchildren lived past 1962: Beatrice (d. 1966), Victoria (d. 1969), Patricia (d. 1974) and Alice (died January 3, 1981 at age 97)
As of March 2006, there were two surviving great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria: Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Sweden (b. 1916) and Lady Katherine Brandram (b. 1913). Lady Brandram died on October 2, 2007.
One of Queen Victoria's great-great-grandchildren was born after 1962: (Elizabeth Ramsay, April 1963)
Mike Bales [1/9/93 vs. NJ]
Year Team GP Min W L T GA GAA Shots Sv% ShO PiM
92-93 Boston Bruins 1 25 0 0 0 1 2.40 10 .900 0 0
On the night I was born (February 18, 1962), the Boston Bruins were in Chicago being shut out 6-0 by the Blackhawks. The Bruins were in the middle of their longest winless streak ever, eventually going 0-16-4 and playing the entire month of February without winning a game.
On February 18, 1981, Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored four goals in the third period against the St. Louis Blues.
Cesar Geronimo was the 3,000th strikeout victim of both Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan.
Recent complete-game no-hitters losses: Andy Hawkins (NYY, July 1990), Matt Young (BOS, April 1992)
In 6,187 regular-season at-bats over 16 seasons, Mark McGwire hit only six triples.
In 3,379 career at-bats over 12 seasons, Duane Kuiper hit only one home run.
16/64 = 1/4
19/95 = 1/5
49/98 = 4/8
26/65 = 2/5
y = -10x2 + 35x - 12
(-46x2 + 183x - 147)
2592 = 2,592
37 x 48 = 3 x 47 x 8 = 1,776
(1,129 + 1/3) = 112 x (9 + 1/3)
25 x 25/31 = 25 + 25/31
34 x 17/40 = 34 + 17/40
Binary pi = 11.001001000011111101101010100010001 ...
1.16 and 7.25 have the same sum and product (8.41)
1/3, 1/2 and -1 have the same sum and product (-1/6)
Rule of 92: Symmetric Random Walk (Central Binomial Coefficient): After 92 coin tosses, the probability of having ever been ahead (or ever reaching your starting point or not finishing even) is 92% (91.7%).
Rule of 21 [I]: In a 5\35 lottery, the chance of all five winning numbers being less than 21 are 1/21 (1 / 20.94).
Rule of 21 [II]: In Blackjack, the probability of being dealt a two-card 21 is 4.83%, or approximately 1 in 20.72 (~ 1/21).
Sin(x2): Maximum ~ .7071 (.5.5)
Inflection ~ .4560.
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Eight Days In April
April 2, 2005: Pope John Paul II dies
April 6, 2005: Prince Rainier III of Monaco dies
April 9, 2005: Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles
"The great gears slowly turn ..."
Order of Succession to the British Throne (July 2005)
Current Monarch: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales
Prince William of Wales, elder son of Prince Charles
Prince Henry of Wales, younger son of Prince Charles
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth
Princess Beatrice of York, elder daughter of Prince Andrew
Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew
Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth
Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward (b. November 2003)
Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Elizabeth
Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne
David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, son of Princess Margaret
Charles Armstrong-Jones, son of Viscount Linley (b. July 1999)
Margarita Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Viscount Linley (b. May 2002)
Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret
Samuel Chatto, son of Sarah Chatto (b. July 1996)
Arthur Chatto, son of Sarah Chatto (b. February 1999)
All of the above members of the British Royal Family are descendants of King George VI by way of his two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Eleven of these people are descendants of Queen Elizabeth and six of them are descendants of Princess Margaret, who died in February 2002.
Six of these people are grandchildren of King George VI and eleven of them are great-grandchildren of King George VI.
Arthur Chatto is the sixth in an unbroken line of second-born children that begins with King Edward VII (Queen Victoria's second child).
The first seven positions on this list have remained unchanged since the birth of Princess Eugenie in March 1990.
From October 1976 to October 1991, there was a new order of succession among the descendants of Queen Elizabeth every 30 months (2.5 years).
As of August 2005, there were 17 living descendants of King George VI, 52 living descendants of King George V and 80 living descendants of King Edward VII who were eligible to ascend to the British throne.
Prince William of Wales will become Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Wales and King William V.
Prince Henry of Wales will become Duke of York.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will become Duke of Edinburgh.
For the six grandchildren of King George VI (Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, David and Sarah):
Average age at engagement: 29.6 years
Average length of engagement: 4.6 months
Average age at marriage: 30.0 years
Average wait until firstborn: 3.1 years
Average age at birth of first child: 33.1 years
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