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1383 - The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1575 - Foundation of Aguascalientes.
1633 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1730 - The Ladoga Canal construction is completed.
1746 - The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
1784 - Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1790 - Miami warriors under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
1797 - One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
1836 - Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1844 - The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
1867 - Fon of the National University of Colombia.
1875 - First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1877 - The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
1878 - The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust (opera).
1895 - In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
1907 - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1910 - Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
1924 - Toastmasters International is founded.
1926 - J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
1928 - Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
1934 - In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day)
8 JanuaryCommonwealth Day (Commonwealth Day)
18 FebruaryPresident's Day (President's Day)
19 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday)
27 MayMemorial Day (Memorial Day)
4 JulyIndependence Day (Independence Day)
2 SeptemberLabour Day (Labour Day)
14 OctoberColumbus Day (Columbus Day)
11 NovemberVeteran's Day (Veteran's Day)
28 NovemberThanksgiving (Thanksgiving)
9 DecemberConstitution Day (Constitution Day)
25 DecemberChristmas (Christmas)
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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - FlagCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Coat of arms
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Location
Capital: Saipan
Official languages: English, Chamorro, Carolinian
Government: Presidential representative democracy
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Population: 80 362
Area: 477 km²
Religion: Catholicism (72%), Protestantism (15%), Buddhism (7%)
Time Zone: UTC +10
Auto Code: MP
Internet TLD: .mp
Calling code: +1670
Corporate Income Tax: 35%
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