Historical Events In January - 01
Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory on January - 01.
1995 On January - 01 fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as President of Brazil
1995 International Year of Tolerance on January - 01.
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 January - 01.
1996 Curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte) on January - 01.
1998 On this day in history all California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
1998 On January - 01 mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
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 this day in history.
1998 On this day in history uS Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
1999 International Year of Elderly on January - 01.
2006 Russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute on this day in history.
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 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 Angola joins OPEC on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
2007 Slovenia adopts the euro as its official currency, replacing the tolar on January - 01.
2007 South Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan on this day in history.
2007 On January - 01 war in Somalia: Fighters of the Islamic Courts Union abandon their last stronghold in Kismayo and flee for the Kenyan border.
2009 On this day in history 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, ailand.
2009 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 on January - 01.
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 January - 01.
2010 On this day in history spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.
2011 On January - 01 estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth Eurozone country.
2013 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military on January - 01.
2014 Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship on January - 01.
2017 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon on this day in history.
2018 On January - 01 iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations