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Events

1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
1484 - William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1552 - Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
1636 - Utrecht University is founded in The Netherlands.
1808 - Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
1812 - An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
1830 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1839 - The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
1881 - Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
1913 - Balkan War: Bulgarian forces take Adrianople.
1917 - World War I: First Battle of Gaza – British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
1934 - The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.
1942 - World War II: In Poland, Auschwitz receives its first female prisoners.
1945 - World War II: In Iwo Jima, US forces declare Iwo Jima secure.
1953 - Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.
1958 - The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
1967 - Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park Be-Ins in New York City
1971 - East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
1974 - Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled, thus sparking the Chipko Movement in India.
1975 - The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
1976 - Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
1979 - Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C..
1982 - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
1995 - The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
1996 - The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
1997 - Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
1998 - Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
1999 - The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
1999 - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
2005 - The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.
2006 - In Scotland, the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
2006 - The military junta ruling Burma officially names Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

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2017

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
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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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