Historical Events In January - 01
Sunday, 18 August 2019
1996 Curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte) on this day in history.
1998 All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free on this day in history.
1998 On this day in history mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
1998 On this day in history the Ontario Southland Railway takes over the operation of the Guelph Junction Railway (formerly the Goderich subdivision) which had been leased by CP from the City of Guelph since 1888. The Ontario Southland also took over the 3.1 mile remnant of the CP owned Guelph and Goderich Railway.
1998 On January - 01 uS Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
1999 On this day in history international Year of Elderly
2006 On January - 01 russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute.
2006 On January - 01 sydney, Australia, has its hottest day on record, when the city swelters in 45°C (113° F) heat.
2007 On January - 01 adam Air Flight 574, a routine domestic flight in Indonesia, disappears; debris are found 10 days later, but the aircraft remains missing.
2007 On January - 01 angola joins OPEC.
2007 On this day in history bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
2007 Hong Kong's new smoking law starts. From this day onwards, smoking is prohibited in clubs, karaoke bars, restaurants, and all public places on January - 01.
2007 Slovenia adopts the euro as its official currency, replacing the tolar on January - 01.
2007 On this day in history south Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
2007 On this day in history war in Somalia: Fighters of the Islamic Courts Union abandon their last stronghold in Kismayo and flee for the Kenyan border.
2009 On January - 01 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, ailand.
2009 On January - 01 e government of e Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before is time, e mo commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.
2009 Slovakia officially adopts e Euro currency and becomes e sixteen Eurozone country on this day in history.
2010 A suicide bombing occurs at a volleyball game in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 95, and injuring over 100 on this day in history.
2010 On this day in history spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.
2011 Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth Eurozone country on January - 01.
2013 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military on this day in history.
2014 On this day in history michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
2017 On this day in history portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon
2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations on January - 01.
2018 On this day in history california becomes largest US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use
2018 Initiative of 300 Hollywood women called "Time's Up" announced to fight sexual harassment on this day in history.
2018 Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announces her engagement on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history world Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the Final at the Alexandra Palace, London.