Historical Events In January - 01
Friday, 21 January 2022
1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect on this day in history.
1994 On January - 01 the North American Free Trade Agreement goes into effect.
1995 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union on this day in history.
1995 On January - 01 centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
1995 On this day in history fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as President of Brazil
1995 On January - 01 international Year of Tolerance
1995 On January - 01 last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
1995 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for first wicket for Delhi on January - 01.
1996 After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
1998 On this day in history all California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
1998 Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week on this day in history.
1998 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 on January - 01.
1998 US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733 on January - 01.
1999 International Year of Elderly on this day in history.
2006 On this day in history russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute.
2006 On this day in history sydney, Australia, has its hottest day on record, when the city swelters in 45°C (113° F) heat.
2007 On this day in history adam Air Flight 574, a routine domestic flight in Indonesia, disappears; debris are found 10 days later, but the aircraft remains missing.
2007 Angola joins OPEC on January - 01.
2007 On January - 01 bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
2007 On January - 01 hong Kong's new smoking law starts. From this day onwards, smoking is prohibited in clubs, karaoke bars, restaurants, and all public places.
2007 Slovenia adopts the euro as its official currency, replacing the tolar on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history south Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
2007 War in Somalia: Fighters of the Islamic Courts Union abandon their last stronghold in Kismayo and flee for the Kenyan border on this day in history.
2009 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, ailand on January - 01.
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 On January - 01 slovakia officially adopts e Euro currency and becomes e sixteen Eurozone country.
2010 On this day in history a suicide bombing occurs at a volleyball game in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 95, and injuring over 100.
2010 On January - 01 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 this day in history.
2013 On January - 01 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military
2014 On this day in history michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
2017 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon on January - 01.
2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations on January - 01.