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1336 - Francesco Petrarca's (aka Petrarch) ascent of Mt. Ventoux.
1478 - The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
1607 - English colonists of the Jamestown settlement make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Regime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.
1805 - United States Marines captured Derne, Tripoli under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
1865 - American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina.
1865 - Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin, in Virginia.
1925 - Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
1933 - The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1937 - Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
1945 - World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
1946 - Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
1954 - The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
1956 - First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas
1962 - NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1963 - In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
1964 - Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
1965 - A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
1966 - An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
1970 - The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force
1982 - 57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
1986 - A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
1991 - Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).
1994 - A China Airlines Airbus A300-600R crashes at Nagoya Airport, Japan killing everyone on board, with a death toll amounting to 264. See also China Airlines flight 140.
1994 - Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
2002 - Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt,Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
2005 - Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
2007 - Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
2007 - Bronze Night in Tallinn

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2017

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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