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1504 - Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies.
1704 - Queen Anne's War: French forces and Native Americans stage a raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 100 men, women, and children.
1712 - February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
1720 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden abdicates in favour of her husband, who becomes King Frederick I.
1864 - American Civil War: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid fails – plans to free 15,000 Union soldiers being held near Richmond, Virginia are thwarted.
1892 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
1916 - Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old.
1932 - TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.
1936 - Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.
1940 - For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.
1940 - Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations
1940 - In a ceremony held in Berkeley, California, because of the war, physicist Ernest Lawrence receives the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden's Consul General in San Francisco.
1944 - World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded in Operation Brewer led by American General Douglas MacArthur.
1952 - The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
1956 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces to the nation that he is running for a second term.
1960 - An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3,000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country.
1960 - Family Circus makes its debut.
1964 - In Sydney, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser sets a new world record in the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition (58.9 seconds).
1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization – South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam.
1972 - Hank Aaron becomes the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to sign a $200,000 contract.
1980 - Gordie Howe of the then Hartford Whalers makes NHL history as he scores his 800th goal.
1984 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces he will retire as soon as the Liberals can elect another leader.
1988 - South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested along with 100 clergymen during a five-day anti-apartheid demonstration in Cape Town
1988 - Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the Canadian House of Commons to come out as gay.
1996 - A Peruvian Boeing 737 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people.
2004 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.

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1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Ra's as-Sana al-meladiah, رأس السنة الميلادية)
10 AprilEnd of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr, عيد الفطر)
16 JuneSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha, عيد الأضحى)
17 JuneSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha, عيد الأضحى)
18 JuneSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha, عيد الأضحى)
19 JuneSacrifice Feast (Eid ul-Adha, عيد الأضحى)
7 JulyIslamic New Year (Ra's as-Sana al-Hijria, رأس السنة الهجرية)
2 DecemberNational Day (Al-Eid al-Watani, العيد الوطني)
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Capital: Abu Dhabi
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Federal constitutional monarchy
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Population: 4 621 000
Area: 83 600 km²
Religion: Islam
Time Zone: UTC +4
Auto Code: UAE
Internet TLD: .ae
Calling code: +971
Corporate Income Tax: 10-55%
Personal Income Tax: 0,00%
Value Added Tax: 5,00%
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