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Events

1284 - The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England
1575 - Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1585 - The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
1803 - Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
1820 - The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
1845 - For the first time the U.S. Congress passes legislation overriding a presidential veto.
1845 - Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
1849 - The U.S. Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.
1849 - The United States Department of the Interior is established.
1857 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1861 - Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
1865 - The U.S. Congress authorizes the formation of the Freedmen's Bureau.
1865 - Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
1873 - Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
1875 - The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
1875 - Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique of Paris.
1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes is privately inaugurated as the 19th President of the United States (his public inauguration coming on March 5).
1878 - Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
1879 - The United States Geological Survey is created.
1885 - The American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
1891 - The Penalty Kick rule in Association Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season.
1904 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
1905 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
1910 - Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote full time to being a philanthropist.
1913 - Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria – Ticha, now known as PFC "Cherno More".
1915 - NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
1918 - Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
1923 - TIME magazine is published for the first time.
1924 - The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk.
1924 - The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
1931 - The United States officially adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
1938 - Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1939 - In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
1940 - Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
1942 - World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia killing more than 100 people.
1943 - World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
1944 - The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
1945 - World War II: American and Filipino troops take Manila in the Philippines.
1953 - A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan killing 11.
1958 - Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
1961 - Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
1969 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
1971 - Beginning of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and India's official entry to the Bangladesh Liberation War in support of Mukti Bahini.
1972 - Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
1974 - Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
1976 - 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
1980 - The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken.
1985 - Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
1991 - An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
1991 - In two concurring referendums: 74;% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, in Estonia – 83;%.
1991 - United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
1992 - The nation of Bosnia is established.
1997 - The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
2002 - Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
2004 - Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world's largest brewer.
2005 - Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.
2005 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
2009 - The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
2009 - The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

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Capital: Naypyidaw
Official languages: Burmese
Government: Military junta
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Population: 48 000 000
Area: 678 500 km²
Religion: Buddhism
Time Zone: UTC +6:30
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