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1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
1268 - The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakovor.
1332 - Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1478 - George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
1685 - Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
1745 - The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo river, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta
1797 - Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
1814 - The Battle of Montereau occurs.
1841 - The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts until March 11.
1846 - Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
1856 - The American Party (Know-Nothings) convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.
1861 - In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1861 - With the Italian unification almost complete, King Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
1865 - Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
1873 - Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
1878 - John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
1885 - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
1901 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons.
1906 - Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
1911 - The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10;km away.
1913 - Raymond Poincaré becomes President of France.
1929 - The first Academy Awards are announced.
1930 - While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
1930 - Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
1932 - The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
1943 - The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
1943 - Joseph Goebbels delivers the Sportpalast speech.
1948 - Eamon de Valera resigns as Taoiseach of Ireland.
1954 - The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1955 - Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.
1957 - Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
1965 - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1969 - The Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 disaster occurs, killing all on board.
1970 - The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
1972 - The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state's death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life in prison.
1977 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
1979 - Snow fell in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only recorded time in history.
1983 - Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
1991 - The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
1998 - Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
2001 - FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
2001 - Seven time Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt dies as a result of a last lap accident in turn four of the Daytona 500.
2003 - Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
2003 - Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO.
2004 - Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.

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2020

1 JanuaryLiberation Day (Triunfo de la Revolución)
2 JanuaryVictory Day
1 MayLabour Day (Día de los trabajadores)
25 JulyDay of the National Rebelliousness (Asalto al cuartel Moncada, Día de la Rebeldía Nacional)
26 JulyDay of the National Rebelliousness (Asalto al cuartel Moncada, Día de la Rebeldía Nacional)
27 JulyDay of the National Rebelliousness (Asalto al cuartel Moncada, Día de la Rebeldía Nacional)
10 OctoberIndependence Day (Aniversario de las Guerras de Independencia)
25 DecemberChristmas (Navidad)
31 DecemberNew Year's Eve
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Republic of Cuba
República de Cuba
Republic of Cuba - FlagRepublic of Cuba - Coat of arms
Republic of Cuba - Location
Capital: Havana
Official languages: Spanish
Government: Socialist republic
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)
Population: 11 424 000
Area: 110 860 km²
Religion: Catholicism (85%)
Time Zone:
UTC -5 winter
UTC-4 summer
Auto Code: C
Internet TLD: .cu
Calling code: +53
Corporate Income Tax: 30,00%
Personal Income Tax: 10-50%
Value Added Tax: 12,00%
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