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1282 - The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
1296 - Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
1814 - Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
1814 - Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
1822 - Florida Territory created in the United States.
1842 - Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long.
1844 - One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
1855 - Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
1856 - The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
1858 - Hymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
1863 - Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
1867 - Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The media call this Seward's Folly.
1870 - Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
1870 - Florida territorial government is established.
1885 - The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1909 - The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
1910 - The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.
1912 - Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
1939 - First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
1939 - The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
1940 - Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking to be the capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
1945 - World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk.
1945 - World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to the Americans.
1949 - A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
1954 - Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
1961 - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
1965 - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
1972 - Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
1979 - 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.
1981 - President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
1982 - Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
2006 - The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
240 BC - 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

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2017

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
25 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
26 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
27 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid El Fitr)
6 JulyIndependence Day
31 AugustSacrifice Feast (Eid El Adha)
1 SeptemberSacrifice Feast (Eid El Adha)
21 SeptemberIslamic New Year (El am Hejir)
30 SeptemberDay of Ashura (10 dzień Muhharam)
26 NovemberAnniversary of the Death of President Ahmed Abdallah
16 DecemberBirth of the Prophet (Mouloud)
25 DecemberChristmas
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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%
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