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


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.



1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
21 FebruaryCarnival
22 FebruaryCarnival
23 FebruaryCarnival
9 AprilMaundy Thursday
10 AprilGood Friday
1 MayLabour Day
24 MayIndependence Day (Dia de la Patria)
10 AugustDeclaration of Independence of Quito (Día del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito)
9 OctoberIndependence of Guayaquil (Independencia de Guayaquil)
2 NovemberAll Souls' Day
3 NovemberIndependence of Cuenca (Independencia de Cuenca)
6 DecemberFoundation of Quito (Aniversario de la fundación de Quito, Día de Quito)
25 DecemberChristmas
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Republic of Ecuador
República del Ecuador
Republic of Ecuador - FlagRepublic of Ecuador - Coat of arms
Republic of Ecuador - Location
Capital: Quito
Official languages: Spanish
Government: Republic
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Population: 13 928 000
Area: 283 560 km²
Religion: Catholicism
Time Zone: UTC -5
Auto Code: EC
Internet TLD: .ec
Calling code: +593
Corporate Income Tax: 25%
Personal Income Tax: 35%
Value Added Tax: 12%
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