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Events

1257 - Kraków, Poland receives city rights.
1798 - The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
1817 - The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.
1829 - HMS;Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.
1832 - The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis-Philippe.
1837 - Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.
1849 - Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.
1851 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
1888 - The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
1900 - Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
1915 - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
1916 - Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1917 - World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".
1933 - The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
1941 - Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
1944 - World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.
1945 - The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.
1946 - A fire in the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois kills 61 people.
1947 - Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1959 - The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1963 - British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns in a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair.
1963 - Movement of 15 Khordad: Protest against arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
1964 - DSV Alvin is commisioned.
1967 - Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.
1968 - U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day.
1969 - The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
1975 - The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
1975 - The United Kingdom holds its first and only country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
1976 - Collapse of the Teton Dam in Idaho, United States.
1977 - A coup takes place in Seychelles.
1977 - The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
1981 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
1984 - Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
1989 - The Unknown Rebel halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1995 - The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created.
1998 - A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
2001 - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2001 - Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
2003 - A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region.
2006 - Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

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2020

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Neujahr, Nouvel an, Capodanno, Bumaun)
10 AprilGood Friday (Karfreitag, Vendredi Saint, Venerdì santo, Venderdi sontg)
13 AprilEaster Monday (Ostermontag Lundi de Pâques, Lunedì di Pasqua, Glindesdi da Pasca)
24 MayAscension of Jesus (Auffahrt, Ascension, Ascensione, Anzainzas)
1 JuneWhit Monday (Pfingstmontag, Lundi de Pentecôte, Lunedì di Pentecoste, Glindesdi da Tschuncaisma)
1 AugustSwiss National Day (Schweizer Nationalfeiertag, Fête nationale Suisse, Festa nazionale della Svizzera, Festa naziunala)
25 DecemberChristmas (Weihnachtstag, Noël, Natale, Di da Nadal)
26 DecemberSt. Stephen's Day (Stephanstag, Saint Etienne, Santo Stefano, Son Steffan)
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Official languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
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