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1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
1743 - War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
1759 - General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
1806 - The British capture Buenos Aires during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
1867 - The Bank of California is created.
1898 - The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1905 - (June 14 according to the Julian calendar): Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
1923 - Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
1941 - Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
1941 - German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
1950 - The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1954 - The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1957 - Hurricane Audrey kills 500 people in Louisiana and Texas.
1966 - The first broadcast of Dark Shadows is aired on ABC-TV.
1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
1969 - The Stonewall riots that mark the beginning of the gay liberation movement begin in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
1973 - The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.
1974 - U.S president Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R..
1976 - Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
1977 - France grants independence to Djibouti.
1980 - A commercial DC-9 (Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870) crashes near Ustica, Italy, killing 81.
1982 - Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
1984 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Albert Einstein Peace Prize.
1985 - U.S. Route 66 ceases to be an official U.S. highway.
1986 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in Nicaragua v. United States.
1987 - A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.
1991 - Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before, is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft, starting the Ten-Day War.
1998 - Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
2001 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
2001 - Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.
2003 - The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2005 - AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
2007 - The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
2008 - Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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Capital: Moscow
Official languages: Russian
Government: Federal Parliamentary republic
Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)
Population: 141 800 000
Area: 17 075 400 km²
Religion: Orthodox Church (66%)
Time Zone:
UTC +2 -> +12 - winter
UTC +3 -> +13 - summer
Auto Code: RUS
Internet TLD: .ru
Calling code: +7
Corporate Income Tax: 13-20%
Personal Income Tax: 13,00%
Value Added Tax: 0-18%
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