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Israel: Day of Atonement
Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis: Independence Day
Chile: Armed Forces Day

Events

1356 - In the Battle of Poitiers, the English defeat the French.
1676 - Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
1692 - Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.
1777 - First Battle of Saratoga/Battle of Freeman's Farm/Battle of Bemis Heights.
1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
1796 - George Washington's farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Iuka – Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.
1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
1870 - Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris begins, which will result on January 28, 1871 in the surrender of Paris and a decisive Prussian victory.
1870 - Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican.
1881 - President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.
1893 - Women's suffrage: in New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1900 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid commit their first robbery together.
1926 - The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
1934 - Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr..
1940 - Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
1942 - Holocaust in Brody, western Ukraine: About 2,500 Brody Jews are deported by the German Gestapo to the extermination camp in Belzec.
1944 - Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
1945 - Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) is sentenced to death in London.
1946 - The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
1957 - First American underground nuclear bomb test.
1959 - Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.
1961 - Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
1963 - Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
1970 - The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.
1972 - A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
1973 - King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
1976 - Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
1983 - Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
1985 - A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
1985 - Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1988 - Greg Louganis suffers a head injury while qualifying for the Seoul Olympics. He goes on to win two Gold medals.
1989 - A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
1991 - Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
1995 - The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
1997 - Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
2006 - The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

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2018

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (신정)
16 FebruaryThe birthday of Kim Jong Il (김정일의 생일)
15 AprilBirth anniversary of Kim Il Sung (김일성의 생일)
25 AprilAnniversary of the Korean People's Army (인민군 창건일)
1 MayWorkers' Day (국제노동자절)
27 JulyVictory Day (민족해방 기념일)
15 AugustFatherland Liberation Day (Chosŏn'gŭl: 조국해방의 날)
9 SeptemberIndependence Day (인민정권 창건일)
10 OctoberFounding of the Workers Party of Korea (노동당 창건일)
27 DecemberConstitution Day (사회주의 헌법절)
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국, 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - FlagDemocratic People's Republic of Korea - Coat of arms
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Location
Capital: Pyongyang
Official languages: Korean
Government: Socialist republic
Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)
Population: 23 265 000
Area: 120 540 km²
Religion: Buddhism
Time Zone: UTC +9
Auto Code: KP
Internet TLD: .kp
Calling code: +850
Corporate Income Tax: 10-25%
Personal Income Tax: 4-20%
Value Added Tax: 2-15%
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