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Mongolia: Independence Day
Tonga: Prince's Birthday
Kiribati: Independence Day


1191 - Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
1543 - King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
1690 - Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
1691 - Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William's forces in Ireland.
1790 - The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Assembly.
1804 - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
1806 - Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
1812 - War of 1812: The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1862 - The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1918 - The Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
1920 - The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognized independent Lithuania.
1932 - Hedley Verity establishes a first-class record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
1943 - World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in largest tank engagement of all time.
1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1961 - Pune floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams. Half of Pune was submerged. More than 100,000 families dislocated and death tally exceeded 2000.
1962 - The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
1967 - The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
1973 - A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
1979 - The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
1979 - Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
2006 - Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.



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13 AprilEaster Monday
17 AprilWomen's Day
1 MayLabour Day
23 MayEnd of Ramadan (Add al Fitiry)
31 MayPentecost
29 JulySacrifice Feast (Add el Kebir)
15 AugustAssumption of Mary
16 AugustIndependence Day (Jour d'Indepence)
17 AugustIndependence Day (Jour d'Indepence)
1 NovemberAll Saints
25 DecemberChristmas
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Capital: Libreville
Official languages: French
Government: Republic
Currency: CFA Franc (XAF)
Population: 1 454 867
Area: 267 667 km²
Religion: Christianity
Time Zone: UTC +1
Auto Code: GAB
Internet TLD: .ga
Calling code: +241
Corporate Income Tax: 35,00%
Personal Income Tax: 5-55%
Value Added Tax: 18,00%
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