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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.



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10 MarchHoli
10 AprilGood Friday
13 AprilEaster Monday
1 MayLabour Day
23 MayEnd of Ramadan
1 JulyEmancipation day (Keti Koti)
9 AugustDay of the indigenous people
25 NovemberIndependence Day
25 DecemberChristmas
26 DecemberBoxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag)
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Republic of Suriname
Republiek Suriname
Republic of Suriname - FlagRepublic of Suriname - Coat of arms
Republic of Suriname - Location
Capital: Paramaribo
Official languages: Dutch
Government: Republic
Currency: Surinam Dollar (SRD)
Population: 476 000
Area: 163 270 km²
Religion: Hinduism (27,4%), Protestantism (25,2%), Catholicism (22,8%), Islam (19,6%), Ethnic religion (5%)
Time Zone: UTC -3
Auto Code: SME
Internet TLD: .sr
Calling code: +597
Corporate Income Tax: <36%
Personal Income Tax: <38%
Value Added Tax: 8/10%
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