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Ghana: Independence Day


1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
1788 - The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
1820 - The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
1834 - York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
1836 - Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured.
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice.
1857 - Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
1869 - Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
1899 - Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
1921 - Portuguese Communist Party is founded as the Portuguese Section of the Communist International.
1945 - Communist-dominated government under Petru Groza assumes power in Romania.
1946 - Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
1946 - Cologne is captured by American Troops.
1951 - The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
1953 - Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1957 - United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana.
1964 - Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
1964 - Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
1967 - Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.
1975 - Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
1981 - After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
1987 - The British ferry MS;Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
1988 - Three Provisional Irish Republican Army terrorists are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.
1992 - Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
2006 - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs legislation banning most abortions in the state.
2007 - Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice.



1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (El am Hejir)
2 AprilGood Friday
5 AprilEaster Monday
1 MayLabour Day
13 MayEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr)
14 MayEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr)
19 JulySacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha)
20 JulySacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha)
9 AugustNew Year's Day (El am Hejir)
18 AugustDay of Ashura
3 NovemberBirth of the Prophet (Eid-Milad Nnabi)
22 NovemberIndependence Day
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Republic of Lebanon
Republic of Lebanon - FlagRepublic of Lebanon - Coat of arms
Republic of Lebanon - Location
Capital: Beirut
Official languages: Arabic, French
Government: Republic
Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Population: 3 925 502
Area: 10 452 km²
Religion: Islam
Time Zone:
UTC +2 - winter
UTC +3 - summer
Auto Code: RL
Internet TLD: .lb
Calling code: +961
Corporate Income Tax: 15/4-21%
Personal Income Tax: 2-20%
Value Added Tax: 10,00%
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