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Tunisia: Islamic New Year
Egypt: Islamic New Year
Morocco: Islamic New Year
Senegal: Islamic New Year
Burkina-Faso: Islamic New Year
Mauritania: Islamic New Year
Libya: Islamic New Year
Comoros: Islamic New Year
Niger: Islamic New Year
Eritrea: Islamic New Year
Djibouti: Islamic New Year
Armenia: Independence Day
Bahrain: New Year's Day
United-Arab-Emirates: Islamic New Year
Lebanon: New Year's Day
Israel: Jewish New Year
Malaysia: Islamic New Year
Yemen: New Year's Day
Kuwait: New Year's Day
Iran: Iranian New Year
Indonesia: Islamic New Year
Jordan: Islamic New Year
Syria: Islamic New Year
Singapore: Islamic New Year
Maldives: Islamic New Year
Oman: Islamic New Year
Iraq: Islamic New Year
Malta: Independence Day
Belize: Independence Day

Events

1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola is killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
1745 - Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
1765 - Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but is later proved wrong by more attacks.
1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
1792 - The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy.
1827 - Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.
1860 - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
1896 - British force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan.
1897 - The "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" is published in the New York Sun.
1898 - Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.
1921 - A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500—600 people.
1934 - A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1939 - Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.
1942 - On Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1.000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
1942 - On the end of Yom Kippur, the Germans ordered Konstantynów Jews (Poland) to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto – established in Biała Podlaska, meant to assemble Jews from nearby 7 towns among them: Konstantynów, Janów Podlaski, Rossosz, Terespol, and 3 more.
1942 - In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2588 Jews.
1942 - The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
1950 - George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
1961 - Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
1964 - Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1964 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
1965 - Singapore admitted as a part of the United Nations.
1970 - New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
1972 - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
1976 - Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
1979 - Two RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over the UK. Both pilots ejected safely. One of the jets broke up in midair and fell harmlessly into a field but the other dropped onto the centre of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, destroying two houses and a bungalow. Several people are injured in the accident and three people are killed.
1980 - Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
1981 - Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female supreme court justice.
1986 - Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
1989 - Hurricane Hugo makes landfall in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
1991 - Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
1993 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
1995 - The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu god Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls are placed near their mouths.
1999 - Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
2001 - Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200;km of Comet Borrelly.
2001 - AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 31 people
2001 - University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
2003 - Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
2004 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
2004 - Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.
2008 - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
2008 - President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.
2008 - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
2008 - The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

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2017

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day, Jour de l'an)
14 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday, Vendredi saint)
17 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday, Pâques)
22 MayQueen's Day (Victoria Day, Fête de la Reine)
1 JulyCanada Day (Canada Day, Fête du Canada)
4 SeptemberLabour Day (Labour Day, Fête du Travail)
9 OctoberThanksgiving (Thanksgiving Day, Action de grâce)
11 NovemberRemembrance Day (Remembrance Day, Jour du souvenir)
25 DecemberChristmas (Christmas, Noël)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (Boxing Day, Lendemain de Noël)
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