Historical Events In January - 01
Monday, 10 August 2020
1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect on this day in history.
1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement goes into effect on January - 01.
1995 On January - 01 austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
1995 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in history.
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 On January - 01 raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for first wicket for Delhi
1996 On January - 01 after 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
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 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 this day in history.
1998 On this day in history uS Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
1999 On this day in history international Year of Elderly
2006 Russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute on this day in history.
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 Adam Air Flight 574, a routine domestic flight in Indonesia, disappears; debris are found 10 days later, but the aircraft remains missing on this day in history.
2007 Angola joins OPEC on January - 01.
2007 Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union on January - 01.
2007 On this day in history 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 South Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan on January - 01.
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 this day in history.
2009 On this day in history slovakia officially adopts e Euro currency and becomes e sixteen Eurozone country.
2010 On January - 01 a suicide bombing occurs at a volleyball game in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 95, and injuring over 100.
2010 On this day in history spain takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Sweden.
2011 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says recent unrest "is nothing" after 30 people killed in 5 days of anti government demonstrations on January - 01.