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Kazakhstan: International Women's Day
Vietnam: International Women's Day
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Belarus: International Women's Day
Bulgaria: International Women's Day
Russia: International Women's Day
Moldova: International Women's Day
Tuvalu: Commonwealth Day

Events

1126 - Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and Leon, after the death of his mother Urraca.
1655 - John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States.
1702 - Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1722 - The Safavid Empire, ruling the once powerful Persian Empire, is defeated by an army from Afghanistan in The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Persia into anarchy.
1775 - Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published.
1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
1782 - Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1844 - King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1862 - American Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
1911 - International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
1917 - The U.S. Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1921 - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
1924 - The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1936 - Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race.
1942 - World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
1957 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
1957 - The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the state of Georgia.
1963 - The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a Coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
1966 - A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.
1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
1978 - The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
1979 - Philips demonstrates Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1983 - President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire."
1985 - A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2004 - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
5 FebruaryDay of Mourning
3 AprilAnniversary of the Second Republic
5 AprilEaster Monday
1 MayLabour Day
13 MayEnd of Ramadan (Korite)
25 MayAfrican Liberation Day
19 JulySacrifice Feast (Tabaski)
15 AugustAssumption of Mary
2 OctoberIndependence Day
1 NovemberAll Saints
3 NovemberBirth of the Prophet (Mouloud)
25 DecemberChristmas
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Republic of Guinea
République de Guinée
Republic of Guinea - FlagRepublic of Guinea - Coat of arms
Republic of Guinea - Location
Capital: Conakry
Official languages: French
Government: Republic
Currency: Guinea Franc (GNF)
Population: 9 950 670
Area: 245 857 km²
Religion: Islam (85%), Christianity (8%), Ethnic religion (7%)
Time Zone: UTC ±0
Auto Code: RG
Internet TLD: .gn
Calling code: +224
Corporate Income Tax: 5-17%
Personal Income Tax: 35%
Value Added Tax: 18%
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