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1438 - The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
1679 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament.
1742 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1776 - Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
1826 - Mississippi College is founded in Clinton, becoming the first college in the state of Mississippi.
1848 - California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
1857 - The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.
1859 - Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
1862 - Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1878 - The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
1916 - In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
1918 - The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective from February 14(NS)
1924 - Petrograd, formerly Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
1943 - World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
1952 - Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
1961 - 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. One weapon nearly detonates; its uranium core is still lost.
1966 - An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
1972 - Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1977 - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1978 - Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
1984 - The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1986 - Voyager 2 passes within 81,500;km (50,680 miles) of Uranus.
1993 - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
1996 - Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
2002 - American journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan.
2003 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
2009 - Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
9 JanuaryMartyrs' Day (Día de los Mártires)
13 FebruaryCarnival
13 FebruaryCarnival
17 FebruaryAsh Wednesday
2 AprilGood Friday
1 MayLabour Day
15 AugustFoundation of Panama City (Fundación de la Ciudad de Panamá)
3 NovemberIndependence Day
4 NovemberNational Flag's Day
10 NovemberFirst Shout of Independence from Spain (Primer Grito de Independencia de la Villa de los Santos)
28 NovemberIndependence Day
8 DecemberMother's Day
24 DecemberChristmas Eve
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Capital: Panama City
Official languages: Spanish
Government: Republic
Currency: Balboa (PAB)
Population: 3 293 000
Area: 78 200 km²
Religion: Catholicism (84%)
Time Zone: UTC -5
Auto Code: PA
Internet TLD: .pa
Calling code: +507
Corporate Income Tax: 30,00%
Personal Income Tax: 0-27%
Value Added Tax: 0/7%
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