Selected Anniversaries, 2024

January 14, 1724 (300): Abdication of King Felipe V of Spain (1683-1746); accession of King Luís I (1707-1724)
January 18, 1974 (50): Birth of Claire Coombs, now Princess Claire of Belgium
January 23 (O.S. 11), 1874 (150): Wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920) and Prince Alfred of the United Kingdom (1844-1900)
February 7, 1999 (25): Death of King Hussein of Jordan (1935-1999); accession of King Abdullah II (1962- )
March 25, 1924 (100): Deposition of King George II of Greece (1890-1947) and proclamation of republic (1924-35)
March 27, 1924 (100): Death of Sir Walter Parratt, Master of the King's Musick
March 29, 1924 (100): Death of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

April 18, 1949 (75): Republic of Ireland Act 1948 comes into effect; final Irish break with Crown
April 25, 1974 (50): Birth of Luis Alfonso de Bourbon, Legitimist claimant to the French throne (as Louis XX)
May 9, 1949 (75): Death of Prince Louis II of Monaco (1870-1949); accession of Prince Rainier III (1923-2005)
May 10, 1774 (250): Death of King Louis XV of France (1710-1774); accession of King Louis XVI (1754-1793)
July 23, 1999 (25): Death of King Hassan II of Morocco (1929-1999); accession of King Mohammed VI (1963- )
August 28, 1874 (150): Wedding of Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854-1920) and Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia (1847-1909)
August 28, 1999 (25): Birth of Prince (now Count) Nikolai of Denmark
August 31, 1724 (300): Death of King Luís I of Spain; return (6 Sept) of his father Felipe V
August 31, 1924 (100): Grand Duke Kirill (1876-1938) proclaims himself Emperor of Russia in exile ("Guardian of the Throne" 8 Aug)
September 12, 1974 (50): Deposition of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1892-1975)
September 16, 1824 (200): Death of King Louis XVIII of France (1755-1824); accession of King Charles X (1757-1836)
October 24, 1974 (50): Birth of Alexander, Earl of Ulster
November 4, 1924 (100): Death of Gabriel Fauré
November 24, 1724 (300): Birth of Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724-1760), wife of Carlos III of Spain
December 8, 1974 (50): Referendum confirming the abolition of the Greek monarchy
December 29, 1874 (150): Restoration of the Spanish monarchy and accession of King Alfonso XII (1857-1885)

(Rule for inclusion: Multiples of 25 up to 100; multiples of 50 up to 500; beyond that multiples of 100)

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