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1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
1511 - Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
1764 - John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
1788 - Second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
1795 - Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands. End of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1806 - The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
1812 - Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1817 - An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
1829 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Part 1 premieres.
1839 - The British East India Company captures Aden.
1840 - Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
1871 - Franco-Prussian War: Battle of St. Quentin is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1893 - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
1915 - Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
1915 - World War I: German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
1917 - Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
1917 - German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States.
1918 - Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
1920 - The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
1935 - Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
1937 - Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1942 - World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma.
1945 - World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
1946 - General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
1949 - Cuba recognises Israel.
1953 - 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
1966 - Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India.
1969 - Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
1971 - The revival of No, No, Nanette premieres at the 46th Street Theatre, in New York City.
1975 - Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
1977 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1977 - President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
1978 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
1981 - Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1983 - The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1991 - Gulf War: SCUD attack from Iraq causes 15 injuries in Israel.
1993 - IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history.
1996 - The barge North Cape oil spill occurred as an engine fire forced the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
1997 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
1999 - British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
2006 - A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
2006 - The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2007 - Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

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2020

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Año Nuevo)
24 MarchDay of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Día de la Memoria)
2 AprilMalvinas Day (Día de los caídos en Malvinas)
9 AprilHoly Thursday (Jueves Santo)
10 AprilGood Friday (Viernes Santo)
1 MayLabour Day (Día del Trabajador)
25 MayAnniversary of the First Independent Government in Buenos Aires (Revolución de Mayo)
15 JuneNational Flag Day (Día de la Bandera)
9 JulyIndependence Day (Día de la Independencia)
10 AugustAnniversary of the death of General José de San Martín (Día del Libertador José de San Martín)
12 OctoberColumbus Day (Día de la Raza)
8 DecemberImmaculate Conception (Día de la Inmaculada Concepción)
25 DecemberChristmas (Día de Navidad)
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Official languages: Spanish, Guarani (Corrientes)
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Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS)
Population: 40 677 000
Area: 2 766 890 km²
Religion: Catholicism (92,8%)
Time Zone: UTC -3
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Personal Income Tax: 9-35%
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