April 11, 1689

On April 11, 1689, William III and Mary II became co-sovereigns of Great Britain. If they had any children that could have succeeded to the throne, many mathematicians believe the offspring should have been named Milliam VI or Wary VI. But since they didn’t have any children and their successor was Mary’s sister Anne, the logical naming convention could be ignored. Also, Anne refused to change her name to Milliam, Wary or Bary. She stuck with Anne I. A little selfish if you ask me. Who wouldn’t want to be named Milliam VI.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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