Wednesday - 8 July 2015
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Events

1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.
1283 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1497 - Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India.
1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1663 - Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
1680 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1709 - Great Northern War: Battle of Poltava: Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power in Europe.
1716 - Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen
1758 - French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
1760 - French and Indian War: Battle of Restigouche – British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
1775 - The Olive Branch Petition is adopted by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
1776 - The Declaration of Independence is read aloud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung.
1822 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1853 - Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay.
1859 - King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1864 - The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
1874 - The Mounties begin their March West.
1876 - White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
1889 - The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1896 - William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetalism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1898 - The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1948 - The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
1960 - Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
1962 - Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Ragoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.
1966 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1969 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1970 - Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
1977 - The ashes of Ahn Eak-tai, a Korean conductor and the composer of the national anthem Aegukga, are transferred from the island of Majorca to the Korean National Cemetery.
1982 - Assassination attempt against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
1982 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1992 - Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.
1997 - NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
1999 - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electric chair by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
2003 - Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.
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2015
8 JanuaryBirth of the Prophet (Mouloud)
18 MarchAnniversary of the Death of President Said Mohamed Cheikh
1 MayLabour Day
25 MayAfrican Liberation Day
29 MayAnniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih
6 JulyIndependence Day
17 JulyEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
18 JulyEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
19 JulyEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
22 SeptemberSacrifice Feast (Eid El Adha)
23 SeptemberSacrifice Feast (Eid El Adha)
14 OctoberIslamic New Year (El am Hejir)
23 OctoberDay of Ashura (10 dzień Muhharam)
26 NovemberAnniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah
25 DecemberChristmas

Innowacyjna GospodarkaEuropejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego
Union of the Comoros
Union des Comores, الإتـحـاد القـمـري, Al-Ittihad al-Kumuri, Udzima wa Komori
Union of the Comoros - FlagUnion of the Comoros - Coat of arms
Union of the Comoros - Location
Capital: Moroni
Official languages: Arabic, Comorian, French
Government: Republic
Currency: Comoro Franc (KMF)
Population: 671 247
Area: 2 170 km²
Religion: Islam
Time Zone: UTC +3
Auto Code: COM
Internet TLD: .km
Calling code: +269
Corporate Income Tax: 50%
Personal Income Tax: 30%
Value Added Tax: 10%