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Events

1014 - Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
1229 - Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres.
1343 - St. George's Night Uprising.
1348 - The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day.
1521 - Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
1597 - William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance.
1635 - The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
1660 - Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland.
1661 - King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1815 - The Second Serbian Uprising - a second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
1867 - William Lincoln patents the zoetrope, a machine that shows animated pictures by mounting a strip of drawings in a wheel.
1920 - The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
1920 - The Grand National Assembly of Turkey is founded in Ankara.
1923 - Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter.
1932 - The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
1935 - The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1935 - The first official Children's day is celebrated in Turkey.
1940 - The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
1941 - World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
1942 - World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
1948 - 1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, the major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
1949 - Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
1955 - The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.
1961 - Algiers putsch by French generals.
1967 - A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party. This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party.
1968 - Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
1979 - Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.
1982 - The Conch Republic is established
1985 - Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
1987 - 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
1988 - Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon leaves the charts for the first time after spending a record of 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard 200.
1990 - Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
1993 - Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
1997 - Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
2003 - Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
2009 - The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it's observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

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2019

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day, Jour de l'an)
19 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday, Vendredi saint)
22 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday, Pâques)
20 MayQueen's Day (Victoria Day, Fête de la Reine)
1 JulyCanada Day (Canada Day, Fête du Canada)
2 SeptemberLabour Day (Labour Day, Fête du Travail)
14 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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