National days

Guess which countries commemorate the following events as their national holidays.
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A descendant of the sun-goddess is crowned as the first emperor.
11 Feb. 660 BC
Japan
A Christian stonemason fleeing from persecution founds a monastery on a hill.
3 Sep. 301
San Marino
The missonary who converted the country to Christianity dies.
17 Mar. 461
Ireland
Canonization of the country's first king by Pope Gregory VII
20 Aug. 1083
Hungary
A letter of alliance between the people of three alpine valleys is signed
1 Aug. 1291
Switzerland
A sailor inadvertently discovers a new continent.
12 Oct. 1492
Spain
Death of a poet who wrote a national epic celebrating the country's history and achievements.
10 June 1580
Portugal
A fleet of 11 ships reach a new land to form a penal colony.
26 Jan. 1788
Australia
Two days after voting for independence, the Congress aproves a declaration explaining why.
4 July 1776
United States of America
A mob storms a prison.
14 July 1789
France
An ex-slave declares independence after the only successful slave revolution in history.
1 Jan. 1804
Haiti
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A priest has the church bells rung and urges the gathered congregation to revolt.
16 Sep. 1810
Mexico
A bishop plants a flag on a monastery, initiating a rebellion after four centuries of imperial rule.
25 Mar. 1821
Greece
A German prince swears the constitution, becoming this country's first king.
21 July 1831
Belgium
This country's capital is freed from the Nazi forces.
3 July 1944
Belarus
54% of the citizens vote for republic over monarchy in a referendum, sending the royal family to exile.
2 June 1946
Italy
After two decades of war, the new head of state proclaims a the people's republic from a square.
1 Oct. 1949
China
A group of bearded revolutionaries take a town.
1 Jan. 1959
Cuba
The rulers of six kingdoms decide to unite their domains in a single state.
2 Dec. 1971
United Arab Emirates
The first democratic general elections are held, electing an ex-convict as president.
27 Apr. 1994
South Africa
The country's leadership is realeased from the citadel where they had been imprisoned.
22 Nov. 1943
Lebannon
A paramilitary group coordinates 30 surprise attacks against colonial forces in only two hours.
1 Nov. 1954
Algeria
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