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1126 - Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and Leon, after the death of his mother Urraca.
1655 - John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States.
1702 - Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1722 - The Safavid Empire, ruling the once powerful Persian Empire, is defeated by an army from Afghanistan in The Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Persia into anarchy.
1775 - Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published.
1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
1782 - Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1844 - King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1862 - American Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.
1911 - International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.
1917 - The U.S. Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
1921 - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
1924 - The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1936 - Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race.
1942 - World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java.
1957 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.
1957 - The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th & 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the state of Georgia.
1963 - The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a Coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.
1966 - A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.
1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
1978 - The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
1979 - Philips demonstrates Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
1980 - The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union.
1983 - President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire."
1985 - A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2004 - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.



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28 JuneFeast of Saints Peter and Paul
16 JulyOur Lady of Mount Carmel (Virgen del Carmen)
15 AugustAssumption of Mary
18 SeptemberIndependence Day
19 SeptemberArmed Forces Day
11 OctoberColumbus Day (Día del Descubrimiento de Dos Mundos)
31 OctoberReformation Day
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Capital: Santiago
Official languages: Spanish
Government: Republic
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Population: 16 763 470
Area: 756 950 km²
Religion: Catholicism
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Internet TLD: .cl
Calling code: +56
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Personal Income Tax: 0-40%
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