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Palace - Notable Historical Events

James IAug 7, 1606

Louis XIVMay 7, 1664

Andrew CarnegieMay 11, 1904

LeninNov 7, 1917

Evel KnievelJan 1, 1968

Hulk HoganApr 4, 1993

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Palace - Historical Events
Date Event
475-01-12

Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.

758-06-11

Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.

1460-05-09

Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings

1560-03-15

Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France

1566-03-09

David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1584-09-15

San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished

1598-06-30

King Philip II moves to Escorial palace

1606-08-07

Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

1630-11-10

Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu

1632-07-22

Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV

1664-05-07

Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

1668-10-09

Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina

1697-05-07

Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).

1698-01-04

Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.

1756-07-30

Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.

1792-08-10

Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI

1793-08-10

Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts

1808-04-09

Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace

1834-10-16

Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.

1837-07-13

Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace

1839-11-03

Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed

1840-04-27

Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.

1851-05-01

Great Exhibition opens in the Crystal Palace, London

1853-07-14

1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace

1864-08-16

Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam

1868-12-10

The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.

1871-12-27

World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London)

1873-06-09

Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days.

1875-05-01

Alexandra Palace, London, reopens after being burnt down in 1873

1875-10-05

Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens

1879-08-07

The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.

1879-12-31

Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)

1886-06-13

King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner

1894-11-19

Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok

1902-04-02

Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.

1904-05-11

Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace

1905-01-22

In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'

1913-03-24

Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC

1913-03-25

Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn

1913-08-28

Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague

1913-12-08

Construction starts on Palace of Fine Arts in SF

1916-09-27

Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.

1917-07-03

Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd

1917-11-06

[OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

1917-11-07

October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1924-11-11

Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)

1927-01-09

Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died

1929-04-18

Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire

1936-11-30

London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire

1940-09-10

Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb

1940-09-11

-12] Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs

1940-09-13

Buckingham Palace damaged by German bombs

1941-11-15

Cow Palace opens in San Francisco

1944-07-20

Fifty are hurt in rioting in front of the presidential palace in Mexico City.

1945-04-14

American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace

1956-05-09

War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.

1956-08-20

Republicans convene at Cow Palace

1960-09-28

"Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater

1962-02-27

South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed

1965-10-26

Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace

1966-01-29

"Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances

1967-07-15

"Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances

1967-09-30

Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)

1967-10-23

"Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances

1967-12-31

"Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 perfs

1968-01-01

Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

1968-04-10

"George M!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances

1969-04-26

"George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances

1970-02-07

"Hollywood Palace," last airs on ABC TV

1970-03-30

"Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances

1972-05-27

"Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances

1972-10-02

"From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances

1972-10-08

"From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 perfs

1972-10-16

"Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances

1972-10-21

"Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances

1973-05-13

"Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances

1973-06-23

"Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances

1974-01-27

"Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances

1974-11-03

"Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances

1975-03-03

"Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

1975-05-31

"Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances

1976-01-04

"Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC

1977-09-15

"Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances

1977-12-31

"Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances

1978-01-31

"Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 perfs

1978-04-30

"Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 perfs

1978-06-26

Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France

1978-08-22

Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua

1979-01-11

"Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances

1979-03-04

"Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances

1979-03-30

Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

1979-12-13

"Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances

1979-12-26

Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1980-07-10

Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.

1980-08-31

"Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances

1981-03-29

"Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances

1983-03-13

"Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 perfs

1983-08-21

"La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances

1984-12-24

Palace coup in Mauritania

1985-11-06

M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia

1985-11-07

Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice

1985-12-04

"Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

1986-03-31

English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead

1987-11-14

"La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 perfs

1988-08-13

Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit opens

1988-11-05

1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85

1990-12-31

United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

1991-05-01

"Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances

1992-04-14

"Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester

1993-04-04

Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

1993-09-05

"Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 perfs

1993-12-27

"Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 perfs

1993-12-30

"Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 perfs

1994-04-18

"Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC

1996-09-02

A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

1998-03-06

1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace

2000-05-01

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.

2001-06-04

Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.

2016-09-07

Brazil's Rousseff Vacates Presidential Palace After Ouster

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Palace - Notable Birthdays

James IDec 10, 1394

Mary StuartDec 8, 1542

Charles IIMay 29, 1630

Estelle GettyJul 25, 1923

Palace - Birthdays
Date Event
1394-12-10

King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)

1542-12-08

Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)

1630-05-29

Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1698-10-23

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1709-12-27

Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)

1801-08-03

Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)

1848-07-18

W.G. Grace, English and Australian Cricketers at Crystal Palace

1854-01-27

Will Poluski, Picture Palace Piecans

1858-08-02

Queen Emma of the Netherlands, The Queen and the Queen Mother on the Palace Balcony Responding to the Call of the Populace

1862-02-07

Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)

1864-10-14

Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)

1881-10-18

H.N. Clugston, In the Palace of the King

1882-07-16

Shep Camp, Hampton Court Palace

1885-10-04

Henricus Wijdefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)

1886-07-11

Eric Cowley, Hampton Court Palace

1889-08-30

Rex Comeaux, Thanatos Palace Hotel

1897-11-15

Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)

1910-12-24

Mitchell Ayres, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace)

1912-09-29

Lukas Ammann, Basel, actor (Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel)

1912-10-03

Regine Reginek, Palace

1915-01-12

Kun Xiang, Burning of the Imperial Palace

1920-02-20

Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)

1923-07-25

Estelle Getty, New York City, New York, American actress (Golden Girls, The Golden Palace)

1924-02-14

Joan Crosby, White Palace

1924-09-16

Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)

1926-05-14

Eric Morecambe, London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace)

1931-06-21

Claude Godard, Palace of Shame

1935-01-03

Lilia Cuntapay, Brokedown Palace

1938-03-17

Darlene Lucht, The Haunted Palace

1943-08-10

Jimmy Griffin, White Palace

1943-08-26

Dakis, Ellas Palace

1944-05-12

Ewa Kruk, Palace Hotel

1944-06-18

Sava Acin, Bunker Palace Hôtel

1945-04-17

Joseph Ducibella, Uptown: Portrait of a Palace

1945-11-15

Cathie Merchant, The Haunted Palace

1947-06-16

Fernando Ónega, Operación Palace

1948-12-13

Bill Flynn, Saturday Night at the Palace

1949-03-29

Michael Part, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace

1951-02-05

Elizabeth Swados, Alice at the Palace

1952-11-24

Rachel Chagall, White Palace

1953-12-28

Glenn Savan, White Palace

1957-10-20

Anouar Brahem, The Silences of the Palace

1962-07-25

Val Victa, Brokedown Palace

1964-04-12

David Neil Jensen, White Palace

1970-02-13

Adam Sharp, Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace

1977-02-02

T. LaShay Parham, Roller Palace

1978-01-08

Jin-hie Park, Shadows in the Palace

1980-12-09

Reece Cardwell, Roller Palace

1981-03-31

Jeong-eun Lim, Shadows in the Palace

1981-05-07

David Bishop, Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace

1982-9-03

Alyssa Mann, Palace Living

1984-04-20

Dustin Reid, The Rocketboys: Marching to the Palace - Music Video

1986-07-01

Terence Dormer, Thunderslam: Wrestlefest 10 - Palace of Pain

1989-04-07

S.V. Broadbent, Pauper's Palace

Palace - Notable Weddings

Louis XVIIIMay 14, 1771

George VJul 6, 1893

Nicholas IINov 26, 1894

CharoAug 7, 1966

Evel KnievelNov 19, 1999

Nicolas SarkozyFeb 2, 2008

Palace - Weddings
Date Event
1734-03-25

William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace

1771-05-14

King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles

1840-02-10

British Queen Victoria (20) marries her cousin Albert (20) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later the Prince Consort at St James' Palace

1893-07-06

British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

1894-11-26

Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

1950-04-28

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

1966-08-07

Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

1999-11-19

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

2005-10-22

German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace

2005-11-30

"Only Fools and Horses" actor David Jason (65) weds Gill Hinchcliffe at Buckingham Palace in London

2008-02-02

23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

2012-09-20

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei

2013-06-08

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden

Palace - Notable Deaths

warren hardingAug 2, 1923

Palace - Deaths
Date Event
714-12-16

Pepin/Pippin II, of Herstal/Héristal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Duke and Prince of the Franks, dies

1748-04-12

William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies

1864-01-27

Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59

1865-06-08

Joseph Paxton, designer (Crystal Palace), dies

1870-07-08

John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79

1915-10-23

W.G. Grace, English and Australian Cricketers at Crystal Palace

1923-08-02

warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57

1923-12-30

Will Poluski, Picture Palace Piecans

1929-11-20

Shep Camp, Hampton Court Palace

1934-03-20

Queen Emma of the Netherlands, The Queen and the Queen Mother on the Palace Balcony Responding to the Call of the Populace

1944-04-05

H.N. Clugston, In the Palace of the King

1948-09-08

Eric Cowley, Hampton Court Palace

1965-04-13

Rex Comeaux, Thanatos Palace Hotel

1969-09-05

Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58

1980-05-15

Milton Parsons, The Haunted Palace

1985-04-30

Jules White, Malice in the Palace

1986-06-17

Frank W. Jamison, The Palace of Darkened Windows

1992-03-06

Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83

2000-08-01

Regine Reginek, Palace

2002-05-31

Joan Crosby, White Palace

2003-04-14

Glenn Savan, White Palace

2005-01-11

Jimmy Griffin, White Palace

2005-08-28

Ewa Kruk, Palace Hotel

2007-06-29

Joseph Ducibella, Uptown: Portrait of a Palace

2007-07-11

Bill Flynn, Saturday Night at the Palace

2009-02-15

Kun Xiang, Burning of the Imperial Palace

2011-03-05

Darlene Lucht, The Haunted Palace

2013-02-02

Cathie Merchant, The Haunted Palace


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