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138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
1570 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
1793 - George Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.
1797 - Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
1836 - Samuel Colt receives an American patent for the Colt revolver.
1870 - Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
1901 - J.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 - Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1919 - Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1921 - Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1925 - Glacier Bay National Monument (now Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) is established in Alaska.
1925 - Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established.
1928 - Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
1932 - Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1933 - The USS;Ranger;(CV-4) is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
1941 - February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
1945 - World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1947 - State of Prussia ceases to exist.
1948 - The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
1951 - The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1954 - Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
1956 - In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
1971 - The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, first

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2018

1 JanuaryNew Year's Day (Nový rok, Den obnovy samostatného českého státu)
2 AprilEaster Monday (Velikonoční pondělí)
1 MayLabour Day (Svátek práce)
8 MayVictory Day (Den vítězství or Den osvobození)
5 JulySaints Cyril and Methodius Day (Den slovanských věrozvěstů Cyrila a Metoděje)
6 JulyJan Hus Day (Den upálení mistra Jana Husa)
28 SeptemberCzech Statehood Day (Den české státnosti)
28 OctoberRepublic Day (Den vzniku samostatného československého státu)
17 NovemberStruggle for Freedom and Democracy Day (Den boje za svobodu a demokracii)
24 DecemberChristmas Eve (Štědrý den)
25 DecemberChristmas (1. svátek vánoční)
26 DecemberBoxing Day (2. svátek vánoční)
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Czech Republic
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Czech Republic - FlagCzech Republic - Coat of arms
Czech Republic - Location
Capital: Prague
Official languages: Czech
Government: Parliamentary republic
Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)
Population: 10 467 542
Area: 78 866 km²
Religion: Irreligion (59%), Catholicism (27%), Protestantism (1,5%), Hussite (1%), Orthodox Church (0,2%), Judaism (0,01%)
Time Zone:
UTC +1 - winter
UTC +2 - summer
Auto Code: CZ
Internet TLD: .cz
Calling code: +420
Corporate Income Tax: 20,00%
Personal Income Tax: 15,00%
Value Added Tax: 10/20%
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