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1530 - At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1741 - Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned King of Hungary.
1786 - Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
1788 - Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
1906 - Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.
1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1935 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.
1938 - Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland.
1944 - World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
1947 - The Diary of Anne Frank is published.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift begins.
1949 - Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
1950 - The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
1967 - First live global satellite television programme – Our World
1975 - Mozambique achieves independence.
1976 - Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints.
1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1982 - Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.
1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
1993 - Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
1996 - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
1997 - An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station, Mir.
1997 - The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the deaths of 19 people.
1998 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
2006 - Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.
2007 - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.



1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
19 MarchFeast of San José (Día de San José)
11 AprilJuan Santamaria Day (Día de Juan Santanamía)
18 AprilMaundy Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
19 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday)
1 MayLabour Day (Labour Day)
27 JulyGuanacaste Annexion (Día de Guanacaste)
2 AugustVirgin of Los Angeles (Virgen de Los Angeles)
15 SeptemberIndependence Day (Independence Day)
12 OctoberColumbus Day (Día de las Culturas)
25 DecemberChristmas
31 DecemberNew Year's Eve
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Republic of Costa Rica
República de Costa Rica
Republic of Costa Rica - FlagRepublic of Costa Rica - Coat of arms
Republic of Costa Rica - Location
Capital: San José
Official languages: Spanish
Government: Republic
Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
Population: 4 325 000
Area: 51 100 km²
Religion: Catholicism (85%), Protestantism (14%)
Time Zone: UTC -6
Auto Code: CR
Internet TLD: Cr
Calling code: +506
Corporate Income Tax: 30%
Personal Income Tax: 25%
Value Added Tax: 13%
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