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Events

1006 - Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
1315 - Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
1492 - Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1513 - Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1671 - Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
1789 - On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1794 - The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
1803 - Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
1812 - The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
1838 - Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
1863 - Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
1871 - The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
1894 - Coxey's Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
1900 - Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1900 - Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
1904 - The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
1907 - Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
1920 - Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1925 - Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1927 - The Federal Industrial Institute for Women, opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
1927 - Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1937 - The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1938 - The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit.
1938 - The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
1939 - World's Fair: NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's opening day ceremonial address.
1943 - World War II: Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS;Seraph surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.
1945 - World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1947 - In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
1948 - In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
1953 - In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.
1956 - Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming "I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty."
1967 - The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ's Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.
1973 - Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
1975 - Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
1980 - Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
1988 - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
1993 - CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
1993 - Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
1995 - U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
1999 - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
2001 - The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
2002 - A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.
2004 - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2008 - Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.
2009 - Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009 - Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured.
2009 - The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.

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2017

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day)
18 FebruaryIndependence Day (Independence Day)
14 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday)
17 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday)
1 MayLabour Day (Labour Day)
25 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Koriteh)
22 JulyRevolution Day (Revolution Day)
15 AugustAssumption of Mary (Assumption of Mary)
31 AugustSacrifice Feast (Tabaski)
16 DecemberBirth of the Prophet (Milad al-Nai)
25 DecemberChristmas (Christmas)
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Republic of The Gambia - FlagRepublic of The Gambia - Coat of arms
Republic of The Gambia - Location
Capital: Banjul
Official languages: English
Government: Republic
Currency: Dalasi (GMD)
Population: 1 690 000
Area: 11 295 km²
Religion: Islam (92%)
Time Zone: UTC ±0
Auto Code: WAG
Internet TLD: .gm
Calling code: +220
Corporate Income Tax: 35%
Personal Income Tax: 10-35%
Value Added Tax: 19%
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