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Jamaica: National Heroes Day

Events

1216 - King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.
1453 - The French recapture of Bordeaux brings the Hundred Years' War to a close, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil.
1466 - The Thirteen Years War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.
1469 - Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.
1512 - Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).
1649 - New Ross town, Co. Wexford, Ireland, surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.
1781 - At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis' sword and formally surrendered in person to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau, ending the American Revolutionary War.
1789 - Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
1812 - Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.
1813 - The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.
1822 - In Parnaíba; Simplício Dias da Silva, João Cândido de Deus e Silva and Domingos Dias declare the independent state of Piauí.
1864 - Battle of Cedar Creek – Union Army under Philip Sheridan destroys Confederate Army under Jubal Early.
1864 - Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
1873 - Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
1904 - Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
1912 - Italy takes possession of Tripoli, Libya from the Ottoman Empire.
1914 - The First Battle of Ypres begins.
1917 - Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
1921 - Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
1935 - The League of Nations places economic sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
1943 - Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
1944 - United States forces land in the Philippines.
1950 - The military of the People's Republic of China takes control of the town of Chamdo in eastern Tibet.
1954 - First ascent of Cho Oyu
1960 - The United States government places an embargo on Communist Cuba.
1969 - The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba.
1973 - President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court demand to turn over the Watergate tapes.
1974 - Niue becomes self-governing colony of New Zealand
1976 - Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon.
1983 - Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and executed in a military coup d'état led by Bernard Coard.
1986 - Samora Machel, President of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, and 33 others die when their Tupolev 134 plane crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.
1987 - (Black Monday) Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points. This is considered a Stock Market Crash.
1987 - In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran's offshore oil platforms.
1989 - Guildford Four convictions are quashed by the Court of Appeal – they had spent 15 years in prison through a miscarriage of justice.
2001 - SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
2003 - Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
2004 - Curt Schilling pitches a remarkable game and leads the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Yankees in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS despite having surgery on his right ankle earlier that day .
2004 - Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
2004 - Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2005 - Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
2007 - Philippines. Amidst corruption controversies hounding the Arroyo administration, a bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, which killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the invading Carthaginian army, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day)
30 MarchShouter Liberation Day (Spiritual Baptist, Shouter Liberation Day)
14 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday)
17 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday)
10 MayVesākha (Vesak, Buddha Purnima)
30 MayIndian Arrival Day (Indian Arrival Day)
15 JuneCorpus Cristi (Corpus Cristi)
19 JuneLabour Day (Labour Day)
25 JuneEnd of Ramadan (End of Ramadan)
1 AugustEmancipation Day (Emancipation Day)
31 AugustIndependence Day (Independence Day)
24 SeptemberRepublic Day (Republic Day)
19 OctoberDiwali
25 DecemberChristmas (Christmas)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (Boxing Day)
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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - Location
Capital: Port of Spain
Official languages: English
Government: Republic
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Population: 1 057 000
Area: 5 128 km²
Religion: Catholicism (29,4%), Hinduism (23,8%), Anglicanism (10,9%), Islam (5,8%), Presbyterianism (3,4%)
Time Zone: UTC -4
Auto Code: TT
Internet TLD: .tt
Calling code: +1868
Corporate Income Tax: 15/25%
Personal Income Tax: 28/35%
Value Added Tax: 15%
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