Today: Monday - 19 February 2018
| 050
315 |
Today Holidays
Turkmenistan: National Flag Day
United-States: President's Day
Guam: President's Day
American-Samoa: President's Day

Events

1594 - Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1674 - England and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
1807 - In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
1819 - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
1846 - In Austin, Texas the newly-formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas' annexation by the United States.
1847 - The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
1852 - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1861 - Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
1864 - Knights of Pythias are founded in Washington, D.C. by Justus H. Rathbone.
1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
1884 - The Enigma tornado outbreak occurs.
1937 - During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
1942 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066', allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
1942 - World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.
1943 - World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
1945 - World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on Iwo Jima.
1949 - Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
1953 - Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
1959 - The United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
1963 - The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique launches the reawakening of the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness-raising groups spread.
197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
1972 - The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
1976 - Executive Order 9066 was rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417
1978 - Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport, in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
1985 - Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
1985 - Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
1986 - Akkaraipattu massacre, massacre of 80 Tamil farm workers by the Sri Lankan Army in the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
1986 - The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.
1999 - President Bill Clinton issues a posthumous pardon for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
2001 - An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
2004 - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity".
2007 - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.

Advertisement
Select

2018

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Tsagaan Sar)
8 MarchInternational Women's Day
1 JuneChildren's Day
11 JulyIndependence Day (Naadam)
12 JulyIndependence Day (Naadam)
13 JulyIndependence Day (Naadam)
26 NovemberIndependence Day (Тусгаар тогтнолын баяр, Tusgaar togtnolyn bayar)
Benin  |  The Gambia  |  Ghana  |  Malawi  |  Colombia  |  Haiti  |  Saint Kitts and Nevis  |  El Salvador  |  Kiribati  |  Nauru  |  Solomon Islands  |  Bulgaria  |  Iceland  |  Lithuania  |  Malta  |  Russia  |  Serbia  |  Antigua and Barbuda  |  Montenegro  |    |  North Korea  |  South Korea  |  Malaysia  |  Syria  |  Tajikistan  |  Tanzania  |  Uganda  |  Zimbabwe  |  South Africa  |  Christmas Island
Mongolia
Монгол улс, Mongol uls
Mongolia - FlagMongolia - Coat of arms
Mongolia - Location
Capital: Ulaanbaatar
Official languages: Mongolian
Government: Republic
Currency: Tugrik (MNT)
Population: 2 951 786
Area: 1 564 116 km²
Religion: Buddhism
Time Zone:
UTC +7 -> +8 winter
UTC +8 -> +9 summer
Auto Code: MGL
Internet TLD: .mn
Calling code: +976
Corporate Income Tax: 25%
Personal Income Tax: 10/20/30%
Value Added Tax: 13%
Cookie policy
This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies.