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Historical events marked in yellow

Date Country Title
January    
1 Operation Bodenplott Luftwaffe attack against Allied Airfields (1945)
  Cuba Anniversary of the Revolution (1959)
  Haiti Independence Day (1804)
  Sudan Independence Day (1956)
4 Union of Myanmar Independence Day (1948)
10 Russia Soviet counteroffensive under Stalingrad. The beginning of the end. (1943)
26 Australia Australia Day (1788)
  India Republic Day (1950)
27 Russia End of Leningrad blockade  (1944)
28 USA Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (1986) 
30 The Philippines

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

February  
 
4 United States of America Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003  
4 Sri Lanka Independence Day (1948)
5 San Marino Santa Agata Day
6 New Zealand Waitangi Day (1840)
7 Grenada Independence Day (1974)
11 Iran Anniversary of Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1979)
15 Singapore Fall of Singapore (1942)
  Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)
16 Lithuania National Day (1918)
18 Gambia Independence Day (1965)
23 Brunei National Day
  Guyana National Day (1970)
24 Estonia National Day (1918)
25 Kuwait National Day (1961)
26 Kuwait Liberation Day (1991)
27 Dominican Republic Independence Day (1844)
March    
1 Wales St David's Day
3 Bulgaria National Day
  Morocco National Day (1961)
5 Spitfire Maiden flight of Spitfire prototype K5054 in 1936
6 Ghana Independence Day (1957)
11 Lithuania Independence Day (1990)
  Train bombings in Spain March 11 2004
12 Mauritius Independence Day (1968)
17 Ireland St. Patrick's Day
20 Tunisia National Day (1956)
21 Namibia Independence Day (1990)
  Chile Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force
23 Pakistan Pakistan Day (1940)
25 Greece Independence Day (1821)
  Royal Navy Sea Mosquito first carrier  landings (1944)
26 Bangladesh Independence and National Day (1971)
April    
1 Canada  RCAF Birthday  (1924)
  United Kingdom  RAF Birthday  (1918)
2 Falklands/Malvinas War Falklands/Malvinas War Anniversary (1982)
4 Senegal Independence Day (1960)
Portugal

"Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

12 Soviet Union/Russia Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)
16 Denmark Queen's Birthday (1940)
17 Syria Independence Day (1946)
18 Zimbabwe National Day (1980)
  Iran Armed Forces Day  
  Doolittle Raid U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)
  P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943) Isoroku Yamamoto was the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack
21 United Kingdom Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 
  Red Baron shot down Manfred von Richtofen was shot down by Australian groundfire (1918)
23 England St. George's Day
  Turkey National Independence and Children Day (1920)
25 Australia and New Zealand ANZAC Day
  Italy End of WW2 1945
26 Israel Independence Day (1948) (Variable)
  Tanzania Union Day (1964)
27 Sierra Leone Independence Day (1961)
  South Africa Freedom Day (1995)
  Togo Independence Day (1960)
30 Netherlands Queen's Day (1980)
  Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam Conflict in Southeast Asia  April 30  1975
May    
1 May Day Labor Day
  Argentina Anniversary of first engagement of Argentine Airforce in Malvinas / Falklands War (1982)
3 Poland Constitution Day
5 Mexico Cinco De Mayo  
8 V.E. Day Victory in Europe (1945) 
9 European Union Europe Day (1994)
  Iraq New National Day (2003)
  Russia End of Great Patriotic War (1945)
  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 
  Liberation Day for the Channel Islands   Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Herm and Alderney         May 9 1945
14 Paraguay Independence Day (1811)
16 Dambusters Raid RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams
17 Norway Constitution Day (1814)
18 United States US Armed Forces Appreciation Day
19 Turkey Turkish Remembrance  of Ataturk and Youth Day for Turkey
20 Cameroon National Day (1972)
  Cuba Cuba Independence Day  (1902)
21 Chile Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversay of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)
22 Yemen National Day (1990)
24 Eritrea Independence Day (1993)
25 Argentina National Day (1810), "La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
  Jordan Independence Day (1946)
26 Georgia National Day (1918)
28 Armenia National Day
  Ethiopia National Day
  Azerbaijan National Day (1918)
June    
1 Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day
  Mexico Navy Day
2 Italy National Day (1946)
4 Midway Battle of Midway (1942)
5 Denmark Constitutional Day
  Seychelles Liberation Day (1977)
6 Sweden National Day (1982)
  D-Day Allied Landings in France in 1944
7 Yorktown sunk  US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)
10 Portugal National Day
  Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day
12 Philippines Independence Day (1898)
  Russia National Day (1991)
14 United Kingdom Official Celebration of the Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable)
17 Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic (1944)
22 Russia The Invasion of Russia  ( 1941)
23 Luxembourg National Day and Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean (1921)
24 Order of Malta St. John's Day
25 Croatia  Independence Day 
  Mozambique Independence Day (1975)
  Slovenia National Day (1991)
26 Madagascar Independence Day (1960)
27 Djibouti National Day (1977)
July    
1 Burundi Independence Day (1962)
  Canada Canada Day (1867)
  Rwanda Independence Day (1962)
3 Belarus Independence Day (1944)
4 United States of America Independence Day (1776)
5 Cape Verde National Day (1975)
  Venezuela Independence Day (1811)
6 Comoros Independence Day (1975)
  Malawi Republic Day (1966)
7 Solomon Islands National Day (1978)
  Subway attacks in the UK July 7 2005
9 Argentina Independence Day (1816)
10 Invasion of Sicily Allied Landings at Sicily in 1943 
11 Mongolia National Celebration Day (1921)
12 Sao Tome and Principe Independence Day (1975)
14 France National Day (1789)
17 Iraq Old National Day (1958)
20 Colombia Independence Day (1810)
  USA Moon Landing   First Human on the Moon  (1969)
21 Belgium Independence Day (1830)
23 Egypt National Day (1952)
26 Liberia Independence Day (1847)
  Maldives Independence Day (1965)
28 Peru Independence Day (1821)
30 Vanuatu Independence Day (1980)
August    
1 Benin Independence Day (1960)
  Switzerland Foundation of the Swiss Confederation (1291)
2 Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  National Day (1984)
4 Burkina Faso National Day (1984)
5 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti  similar to a Thanksgiving Day
  Russia End of Kursk operation (1943)
6 Bolivia Independence Day (1825)
  Jamaica Independence Day  (1962)
  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM
7 Cote d'lvoire National Day (1960)
9 Singapore National Day (1965)
  Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM
  Peacekeeping Day in Canada In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 19741945
10 Ecuador Independence Day (1809)
11 Chad Independence Day (1960)
14 Pakistan Independence Day
15 India Independence Day
  Congo National Day (1960)
  Republic of Korea National Day (1948)
17 Gabon Independence Day (1960)
  Indonesia Independence Day (1945)
18 Afghanistan Independence Day
19 Dieppe Raid 1942
20 Hungary National Day
24 Ukraine National Day
25 Uruguay Independence Day (1825)
27 Moldova National Day (1994)
28 Poland Polish (Military) Aviation Day
29 Slovakia Slovakia National Day
30 Kyrgyz Republic National Day
  Turkey Victory Day (1919)
31 Malaysia National Day (1963)
  Trinidad and Tobago National Day (1962)
September    
1 Libya Independence Day (1969)
  Slovak Republic Constitution Day (1992)
  Uzbekistan National Day
  World War Two begins in Europe Germany invades Poland   (1939)
2 Vietnam Independence Day (1945)
  V-J Day Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour
3 Qatar National Day (1971)
6 Swaziland Independence and National Day (1968)
7 Brazil Independence Day (1822)
  Pakistan Air Force Day
8 V-2 First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)
9 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Foundation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948)
  Tajikistan National Day (1991)

11

Terrorist attack Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001
15 Battle of Britain  Battle of Britain Day 1940
  Costa Rica Independence Day (1821)
  El Salvador Independence Day (1821)
  Guatemala Independence Day (1821)
  Honduras Independence Day (1821)
  Nicaragua Independence Day (1821)
16 Papua New Guinea Independence Day (1821)
  Mexico Independence Day (1810)
18 Chile Independence Day (1810)
  USA USAF Birthday
19 Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day (1983)
  Chile Anniversary of the Chilean Army
21 Malta Independence Day (1964)
22 Mali Independence Day (1922)
23 Saudi Arabia National Day (1964)
30 Guinea-Bissau Independence Day (1973)
  Botswana National Day (1966)
October    
1 People's Republic of China National Day (1949)
  Cyprus Independence Day
  Nigeria Independence Day (1960)
2 Guinea Independence Day (1958)
3 Germany National Day ( 1990)
4 Lesotho National Day (1966)
8 Croatia Independence Day (1962)
  India Indian Air Force Day (1932)
9 Uganda Independence Day (1962)
10 Fiji National Day (1970)
10 Republic of China National Day 
12 Spain National Day (1977)
  Bali Bombing Terrorist Bombing in Nightclub Bali, Indonesia (2002)
  Equatorial Guinea National Day (1968)
13 US Navy's birthday  
14 Anniversary of X-1 Supersonic Flight  Oct 14 1947
21 Somalia National Day (1969)
  Trafalgar Day Royal Navy Anniversary  (1805)
24 Zambia Independence Day (1964)
25 Charge of the Light Brigade Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean war (1854)
26 Austria National Day (1965)
27 Saint Vincent and the Grenaidines Independence Day (1979)
  Turkmenistan National Day (1924)
  Ecuadorian Airforce Day  
28 Czech National Day (1918)
  Greece National Day
29 Turkey Republic Day (1923)
November    
1 Algeria The Revolution Day of 1st November (1954)
3 Panama Independence Day (1903)
5 United Kingdom   Guy Fawkes Day
8 Greece Hellenic Air Force Day
9 Cambodia Independence Day (1990)
  USA  First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978
10 USMC USMC Birthday (1775)
  Indonesia's "Remembrance" day Remembering Independence War Heroes
11 Poland Independence Day 
  Remembrance Day Veterans Day  Date to Remember those that served their country in times of War
15 Brazil Brazilian Republic Day
18 Oman National Day (1940)
  Latvia National Day
19 Monaco National Day
  Republic of Belarus and in Russia The Day of Artillery
20 Mexico Mexican Revolution Anniversary (1910)
22 Lebanon National Day (1943)
25 Suriname Independence Day (1975)
28 Mauritania Independence Day (1960)
29 Albania Liberation Day
30 Barbados National Day (1966)
  Scotland St. Andrew's Day
December  
 
1 Central Africa National Day
  Romania National Day
2 Laos Proclamation of the Republic (1975)
  United Arab Emirates National Day (1971)
5 Thailand National Day (H.M. The King's Birthday)
  Russia Soviet winter counteroffensive under Moscow   (1941)
6 Finland Independence Day (1917)
7 Pearl Harbor Attack on U.S. base 1941
10 Sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse Dec 10 1941
  Thailand Constitution Day in Thailand   (start of constitutional Monarchy in Thailand)
12 Kenya Independence Day (1963)
13 Saint Lucia Independence Day
16 Bahrain National Day
  Kazakhstan National Day (1991)
17 Bhutan National Day
18 Niger Proclamation of the Republic (1960)
23 Japan Birthday of H.I.M. Emperor Akihito (1933)
24 Serbian Air Force Day Serbian Air Force Day 1912  (Dan RV i PVO)
26 Slovenia Independence Day 
28 Nepal Birthday of H.M. Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (1945)
  Australia "Proclamation Day" in South Australia (state of Australia) to mark the first colony landing at Holdfast Bay (now Glenelg, a seaside suburb of Adelaide). 

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