Historical Events on 1st January (Part 3)
All Events Birthdays
Events 401 - 439 of 439
1995 - International Year of Tolerance
1995 - Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
1995 - Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
1995 - for"Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC 20 performances
1995 - The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
1996 - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
1996 - Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
1997 - The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.
1998 - All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
1998 - Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
1998 - US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
Cartoonist Gary Larson 1998 - Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
1998 - The European Central Bank is established.
1999 - International Year of Elderly
1999 - The Euro currency is introduced.
2000 - Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium
2002 - The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
2002 - Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
2002 - Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
2004 - In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.
2006 - Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
2007 - Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
2007 - Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.
2007 - Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
2008 - A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
2008 - Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
2009 - Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
2009 - 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
2009 - The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.
2010 - Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
2013 - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
2013 - 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
2013 - 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
2013 - 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
2013 - 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
2013 - US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
2013 - Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
2014 - Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
6000 - 1st reversible date since 11/11/1999
— Historical Events on this Day —