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1266 - Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by King Manfred of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
1658 - Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
1794 - Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
1848 - The second French Republic is proclaimed.
1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the National Currency Act into law.
1870 - In New York City, a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public.
1885 - The Berlin Act, which resulted from the Berlin Conference regulating European colonization and trade in Africa, is signed
1887 - At the Sydney Cricket Ground, George Lohmann becomes the first bowler to take eight wickets in a Test innings.
1914 - HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS;Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
1917 - The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
1919 - An act of the U.S. Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
1929 - The Grand Teton National Park is created.
1935 - The Luftwaffe is re-formed.
1935 - The Daventry Experiment, Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
1936 - In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
1936 - Adolf Hitler opened the 1st Volkswagen plant in East Germany.
1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb.
1966 - Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
1970 - National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation.
1971 - U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
1972 - The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
1979 - A Solar Eclipse passes over the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1984 - US troops withdraw from Beirut. President Ronald Reagan had sent the troops as a peacekeeping force in August 1982.
1986 - People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1987 - Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
1990 - The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
1991 - Gulf War: On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait.
1993 - World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
1995 - The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a securities broker, Nick Leeson, loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
2001 - The Taliban destroys two giant statues of Buddha in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
2003 - Generally said to be the starting date of the War in Darfur.
2004 - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2004 - The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
2005 - Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76.

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2021

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day, Jour de l'an)
2 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday, Vendredi saint)
5 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday, Pâques)
24 MayQueen's Day (Victoria Day, Fête de la Reine)
1 JulyCanada Day (Canada Day, Fête du Canada)
6 SeptemberLabour Day (Labour Day, Fête du Travail)
11 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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Official languages: English, French
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Population: 33 212 696
Area: 9 976 140 km²
Religion: Catholicism (42%), Protestantism (40%)
Time Zone:
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UTC -2,5 -> -7 summer
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Calling code: +1
Corporate Income Tax: 11-18%(fed)/2-16% (prov.)
Personal Income Tax: 0-29% (fed.)/0-24% (prov.)
Value Added Tax: 5% (GST) / 0-10%(PST)
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