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She would be 108 this year I believe.


hmm!!
are you sure?

i need to do some math :)
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108 haha ok ^^

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Happy Birthday Masha

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She was indeed born on June 14 Old Style, but that is June 27 on the Western calendar (although in 1899 it was June 26 on the Western Calendar.) She won't posthumously have her 'birthday' for another week and a bit.

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happy belated birthday.
wait is her b-day on the 14 and 26?

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June 27 on the calendar which is used throughout the Western World.

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happy belated birthday.
wait is her b-day on the 14 and 26?

This isn't the most accurate analogy, but it works: Think of the whole Russian/Western calendar as a really BIG time zone. When it was 14 June for Maria, it was 26 June in the west -- just like how when it's 9:47 for me in Michigan, it's 12:47 in Los Angeles. It's the same moment, but we label it differently.

Now imagine everybody but Russia switched to daylight savings time in 1900. That made Maria's birthday 27 June outside of Russia.

Celebrating Maria's birthday on 14 June in the west is like setting your clocks to New York time even though you live in California. You'd end up eating your lunch at 9:00am instead of noon, and you'd celebrate New Year's at 9:00pm instead of midnight. It just doesn't work that way. If you live in the US and you want to wish your friend in Australia happy birthday, you'd wait until the right moment in *their* time zone, not yours. That's why it doesn't make sense for us to observe Maria's birthday on 14 June -- on Maria's calendar, that same moment would be 1 June.

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Happy birthday Grand Duchess Maria Nicholaievna Romanov

here's your birthday song

KT Tunstall-suddenly I see

weird video,but great song

http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-At6avvY_4&mode=related&search=


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happy belated birthday.
wait is her b-day on the 14 and 26?

This isn't the most accurate analogy, but it works: Think of the whole Russian/Western calendar as a really BIG time zone. When it was 14 June for Maria, it was 26 June in the west -- just like how when it's 9:47 for me in Michigan, it's 12:47 in Los Angeles. It's the same moment, but we label it differently.

Now imagine everybody but Russia switched to daylight savings time in 1900. That made Maria's birthday 27 June outside of Russia.

Celebrating Maria's birthday on 14 June in the west is like setting your clocks to New York time even though you live in California. You'd end up eating your lunch at 9:00am instead of noon, and you'd celebrate New Year's at 9:00pm instead of midnight. It just doesn't work that way. If you live in the US and you want to wish your friend in Australia happy birthday, you'd wait until the right moment in *their* time zone, not yours. That's why it doesn't make sense for us to observe Maria's birthday on 14 June -- on Maria's calendar, that same moment would be 1 June.


ohhh ok so its the 27 thanks sarushka!! ;D

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And to think if she had not died she could still be alive today. I just received a news flash a few days ago talking about how people are living longer, especially women. A good sized list of people who lived quite a bit past 108 years old, and were in their right minds to actually answer the survey questions. They said their longevity was primarily due to their spirituality. So with that, I think Maria could have easily lived this long, except for the circumstances.
Maria, you know how I feel about you.  ;)

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Happy birthday, Mashka!  :D
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Happy birthday my dear Mashka.
You are missed.

"Time flies by with a horrible quickness..." - Maria Nicholaievna. 1918.
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Happy birthday dear mashka! i hope there is an big party for you in heaven

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Happy birthday, Maria! You are still loved and remembered here on earth.

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Happy birthday Masha! 109!

Sorry but I lack the capability on this computer to make any sort of really cool-looking birthday graphic with pictures of Maria. But I'd be really happy to see what other people come up with if they have anything!

Also, depending on what part of the world you're in, it may no be the 26th yet as I post this, but it is over here in Ontario, and I just wanted to send out my personal HBD to our beloved Mashka.  :D


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