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1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1547 - Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
1792 - The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
1798 - Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
1810 - Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, is executed.
1835 - Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
1872 - In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
1873 - The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California.
1901 - The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
1909 - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
1913 - King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
1931 - The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
1933 - The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
1935 - Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
1942 - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1943 - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1943 - The Parícutin volcano begins to form in Parícutin, Mexico.
1944 - World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
1944 - World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.
1952 - Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
1959 - The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
1962 - Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
1976 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
1987 - Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store.
1989 - An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
1991 - A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
1998 - American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
2002 - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
2003 - During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.
2005 - Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
19 AprilNational Health Day
19 AprilGood Friday
22 AprilEaster Monday
10 JuneQueen's Day
11 JulyGospel Day
12 JulyIndependence Day
11 DecemberHuman Rights and Peace Day
25 DecemberChristmas
26 DecemberBoxing Day
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Republic of Kiribati
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Republic of Kiribati - Location
Capital: South Tarawa
Official languages: English, Kiribati (national)
Government: Republic
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Population: 103 092
Area: 811 km²
Religion: Catholicism (53%), Protestantism (41%), Adventism, Bahá'í Faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (6%)
Time Zone: UTC od +12 do +14
Auto Code: KIR
Internet TLD: .ki
Calling code: +686
Corporate Income Tax: 25/35%
Personal Income Tax: 25/35%
Value Added Tax: 0-10%
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