The Warrior Queen: Abrielle Beatrice Alrish (1897-1932) is only sixteen when she was forced to marry Tobias Daniel Ebrima, son of the Duke of Burgundy to keep their lineage in the throne as the only legitimate heiress/heir, and the World War II suddenly broke out.
May 2: Birthday of Catherine the Great (or Catherine II), Empress of Russia (featured); Emma Wedgwood Darwin, naturalist; David Beckham, footballer; Bianca Jagger, actress; Lesley Gore, singer; Lily Allen, singer; and Sarah Hughes, skater. Death day of both Senator Joseph McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover, grotesque abusers of power and harassers of political dissenters and activists. It is also National Truffles Day in the U.S., and Play Your Ukulele Day!
William I (circa 1028 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes as William the Bastard,[a] was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. Descended from Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the title of William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
Princess Marie José of Belgium was born Marie José Charlotte Sophie Amélie Henriette Gabrielle to Albert I of Belgium and Elisabeth of Bavaria. She married Umberto II of Italy, who was born Umberto Nicola Tommaso Giovanni Maria di Savoia, and they were nicknamed "The May Queen and King" because their reign was only 35 days long.