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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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2024

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
2 JanuaryDay Following New Year's Day
13 MarchGospel Day - Penrhyn
29 MarchGood Friday
1 AprilEaster Monday
25 AprilAnzac Day (ANZAC Day)
25 MayGospel Day - Palmerston Island
3 JuneQueen's Day
15 JuneGospel Day - Mangaia
20 JulyGospel Day - Atiu
21 JulyGospel Day - Mitiaro
25 JulyGospel Day - Rarotonga
4 AugustConstitution Day (Te Maevea Nui Celebrations)
8 AugustGospel Day - Manihiki
27 OctoberGospel Day - Aitutaki
8 DecemberGospel Day - Pukapuka
25 DecemberChristmas
26 DecemberBoxing Day
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Capital: Avarua
Official languages: Cook Islands Maori
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Population: 18 740
Area: 236,7 km²
Religion: Protestantism (85%), Catholicism (12%)
Time Zone: UTC -10
Auto Code: CK
Internet TLD: .ck
Calling code: +682
Corporate Income Tax: 20%
Personal Income Tax: <30%
Value Added Tax: 12,50%
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