Historical Events In January - 01
Thursday, 21 September 2023
1994 On January - 01 north American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
1994 On January - 01 the North American Free Trade Agreement goes into effect.
1995 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union on January - 01.
1995 On this day in history centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
1995 On January - 01 fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as President of Brazil
1995 On January - 01 international Year of Tolerance
1995 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980) on January - 01.
1995 On this day in history raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for first wicket for Delhi
1996 After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin on this day in history.
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 January - 01.
1998 On January - 01 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 US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733 on this day in history.
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 Sydney, Australia, has its hottest day on record, when the city swelters in 45°C (113° F) heat on this day in history.
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 Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union on January - 01.
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 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 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 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 January - 01.
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 Spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden on this day in history.
2011 On January - 01 estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth Eurozone country.
2013 On January - 01 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military
2014 On January - 01 michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
2017 Portuguese politician and diplomat AntÃ³nio Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon on January - 01.
2018 On January - 01 iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations