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São-Tomé-and-Príncipe: Independence Day
Mongolia: Independence Day
Tonga: Prince's Birthday
Kiribati: Independence Day

Events

1191 - Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre.
1543 - King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
1690 - Battle of the Boyne (Gregorian calendar) – The armies of William III defeat those of the former James II.
1691 - Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar) – The decisive victory of William's forces in Ireland.
1790 - The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Assembly.
1804 - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
1806 - Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.
1812 - War of 1812: The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1862 - The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1918 - The Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
1920 - The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed. Soviet Russia recognized independent Lithuania.
1932 - Hedley Verity establishes a first-class record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm.
1943 - World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka – German and Soviet forces engage in largest tank engagement of all time.
1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1961 - Pune floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams. Half of Pune was submerged. More than 100,000 families dislocated and death tally exceeded 2000.
1962 - The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
1967 - The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.
1973 - A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
1979 - The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from Great Britain.
1979 - Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL
2006 - Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.

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2020

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (New Year's Day)
21 FebruaryCarnival (Carnival)
22 FebruaryCarnival (Carnival)
10 AprilGood Friday (Good Friday)
13 AprilEaster Monday (Easter Monday)
4 MayEarly May Bank Holiday (Early Banking Holliday)
1 JuneWhit Monday (Whit Monday)
3 AugustEmancipation Day (Emancipation Day)
3 NovemberIndependence Day (Independence Day)
4 NovemberCommunity Day (Community Day)
25 DecemberChristmas (Christmas)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (Boxing Day)
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Commonwealth of Dominica
Commonwealth of Dominica
Commonwealth of Dominica - FlagCommonwealth of Dominica - Coat of arms
Commonwealth of Dominica - Location
Capital: Santo Domingo
Official languages: English
Government: Republic
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Population: 169 029
Area: 754 km²
Religion: Catholicism (80%)
Time Zone: UTC -4
Auto Code: WD
Internet TLD: .dm
Calling code: +1767
Corporate Income Tax: 30%
Personal Income Tax: 36%
Value Added Tax: 15%
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