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1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
1632 - Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1744 - War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
1797 - The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1819 - By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1847 - Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops drive off 15,000 Mexicans.
1856 - The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1862 - Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
1879 - In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores.
1882 - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
1889 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
1904 - The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1915 - World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
1922 - The British unilaterally declare the independence of Egypt.
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
1942 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.
1943 - World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
1944 - World War II: American aircraft bombard the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer by mistake, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
1948 - Communist coup in Czechoslovakia.
1958 - Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1959 - Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1972 - An Official Irish Republican Army car bomb is detonated at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
1973 - Cold War: Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
1974 - Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit conference starts in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries are attending. Twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognized Bangladesh.
1974 - Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1979 - Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
1980 - Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
1983 - The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
1986 - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1994 - Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
1995 - The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
1997 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
2002 - Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

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2017

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Нова Година, Nova Godina)
2 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Нова Година, Nova Godina)
7 JanuaryOrthodox Christmas
14 AprilOrthodox Good Friday (Велики Петок, Veliki Petok)
16 AprilOrthodox Easter
17 AprilOrthodox Easter Monday
1 MayLabour Day (Ден на трудот, Den na trudot)
25 JuneEnd of Ramadhan (Рамазан Бајрам, Ramazan Bajram)
2 AugustRepublic Day (Ден на Републиката, Den na Republikata)
8 SeptemberIndependence Day (Ден на независноста, Den na nezavisnosta)
11 OctoberRevolution Day (Ден на востанието, Den na vostanieto)
23 OctoberDay of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle (Ден на македонската револуционерна борба, Den na makedonskata revolucionarna borba)
8 DecemberSaint Clement of Ohrid Day (Св. Климент Охридски, Sv. Kliment Ohridski)
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Republic of Macedonia
Република Македонија
Republic of Macedonia - FlagRepublic of Macedonia - Coat of arms
Republic of Macedonia - Location
Capital: Skopje
Official languages: Macedonian
Government: Parliamentary republic
Currency: Denar (MKD)
Population: 2 061 000
Area: 25 713 km²
Religion: Orthodox Church
Time Zone:
UTC +1 winter
Auto Code: MK
Internet TLD: .mk
Calling code: +389
Corporate Income Tax: 10%
Personal Income Tax: 10%
Value Added Tax: 5/18%
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