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1383 - The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1575 - Foundation of Aguascalientes.
1633 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1730 - The Ladoga Canal construction is completed.
1746 - The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
1784 - Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1790 - Miami warriors under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
1797 - One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
1836 - Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1844 - The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
1867 - Fon of the National University of Colombia.
1875 - First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 - The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
1878 - The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust (opera).
1895 - In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
1907 - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1910 - Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
1924 - Toastmasters International is founded.
1926 - J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
1928 - Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
1934 - In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

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2017

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (El am Hejir)
8 MarchMarch 8 Revolution (Ṯaurät aṯ-Ṯāmin min Āḏār ثورة الثامن من اذار)
21 MarchMother's Day
17 AprilEvacuation Day
1 MayLabour Day
6 MayMartyrs' Day
25 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr)
26 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr)
27 JuneEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr)
31 AugustSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha)
1 SeptemberSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha)
2 SeptemberSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha)
21 SeptemberIslamic New Year (El am Hejir)
6 OctoberOctober Liberatory War (حرب تشرين التحريرية Harb Teshreen Al-Tahririyyah)
16 DecemberBirth of the Prophet (Eid-Milad Nnabi)
25 DecemberChristmas
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Syrian Arab Republic
الجمهوريّة العربيّة السّوريّة
Syrian Arab Republic - FlagSyrian Arab Republic - Coat of arms
Syrian Arab Republic - Location
Capital: Damascus
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Republic
Currency: Syrian Pound (SYP)
Population: 19 748 000
Area: 185 180 km²
Religion: Islam
Time Zone:
UTC +2 winter
UTC +3 summer
Auto Code: SYR
Internet TLD: .sy
Calling code: +963
Corporate Income Tax: 0-28%
Personal Income Tax: 0-22%
Value Added Tax: 0-10%
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