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India: Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

Events

1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
1263 - The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
1552 - Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
1780 - John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
1789 - George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
1835 - The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
1851 - The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Saltville – Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
1889 - In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
1919 - US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
1924 - The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
1925 - John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
1928 - The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
1938 - Tiberias massacre: Arabs murder 20 Jews.
1941 - World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
1944 - World War II: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published
1958 - Guinea declares its independence from France.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
1968 - A peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City ends in the Tlatelolco massacre.
1970 - A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
1990 - A Chinese airline Boeing 737-247 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
1992 - The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil.
1996 - The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1996 - An AeroPerú Boeing 757 crashes in Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
2001 - NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11.
2001 - Swissair liquadates and the airline is replaced by SWISS.
2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
2004 - American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
2005 - Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
2005 - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
2006 - Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
2007 - President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

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2020

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Nový rok, Den obnovy samostatného českého státu)
13 AprilEaster Monday (Velikonoční pondělí)
1 MayLabour Day (Svátek práce)
8 MayVictory Day (Den vítězství or Den osvobození)
5 JulySaints Cyril and Methodius Day (Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje)
6 JulyJan Hus Day (Den upálení mistra Jana Husa)
28 SeptemberCzech Statehood Day (Den české státnosti)
28 OctoberRepublic Day (Den vzniku samostatného československého státu)
17 NovemberStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Den boje za svobodu a demokracii)
24 DecemberChristmas Eve (Štědrý den)
25 DecemberChristmas (1. svátek vánoční)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (2. svátek vánoční)
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Population: 10 467 542
Area: 78 866 km²
Religion: Irreligion (59%), Catholicism (27%), Protestantism (1,5%), Hussite (1%), Orthodox Church (0,2%), Judaism (0,01%)
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Internet TLD: .cz
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