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1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
1389 - Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
1519 - Charles V elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1635 - Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
1651 - Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
1776 - Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
1778 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.
1807 - Second British invasion; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the fierce resistance of the locals.
1838 - The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1841 - The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
1859 - First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
1865 - The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.
1881 - Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
1894 - Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
1895 - El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Central American Union.
1896 - An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania resulted in a massive cave-in that killed 58 miners.
1902 - The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
1904 - The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on the other side.
1922 - The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
1948 - Cominform circulates the "Resolution on the situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia"; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc.
1948 - Boxer Dick Turpin beat Vince Hawkins at Villa Park, Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
1950 - Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.
1956 - Protests and demonstrations in Poznań. Also called Poznański czerwiec (June of Poznań).
1964 - Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
1967 - Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
1969 - Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
1973 - Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
1976 - The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
1978 - The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
1981 - A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
1983 - The Mianus River Bridge collapses over the Mianus River in Connecticut, killing 3 drivers in their vehicles.
1986 - ¡A Luchar! holds its first congress in Bogotá, Colombia.
1990 - Paperback Software International Ltd. found guilty by a U.S. court of copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3 in its competing spreadsheet program.
1992 - The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
1994 - Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, 7 persons killed, 660 injured.
1996 - The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
1997 - Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece from Holyfield's ear.
2000 - Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
2004 - The 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.
2004 - Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
2004 - Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism
2006 - The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.



1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (uusaasta)
24 FebruaryIndependence Day (iseseisvuspäev)
14 AprilGood Friday (suur reede)
16 AprilEaster (ülestõusmispühade 1. püha, lihavõtted)
1 MayMay Day (kevadpüha)
4 JunePentecost (nelipühade 1. püha)
23 JuneVictory Day (võidupüha)
24 JuneSt. John's Day or Midsummer Day (jaanipäev)
20 AugustDay of Restoration of Independence (taasiseseisvumispäev)
25 DecemberChristmas (esimene jõulupüha)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (teine jõulupüha)
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Republic of Estonia - FlagRepublic of Estonia - Coat of arms
Republic of Estonia - Location
Capital: Tallinn
Official languages: Estonian
Government: Parliamentary republic
Currency: Kroon (EEK)
Population: 1 307 600
Area: 45 226 km²
Religion: Lutheranism
Time Zone:
UTC +2 winter
UTC +3 summer
Auto Code: EST
Internet TLD: .ee
Calling code: +372
Corporate Income Tax: 21,00%
Personal Income Tax: 21,00%
Value Added Tax: 9/20%
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