Historical Events In January - 01
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
1994 On this day in history north American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
1994 The North American Free Trade Agreement goes into effect on January - 01.
1995 On this day in history austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
1995 On this day in history centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
1995 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as President of Brazil on this day in history.
1995 On this day in history international Year of Tolerance
1995 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980) on this day in history.
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 On January - 01 curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
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 January - 01 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 January - 01.
1999 International Year of Elderly on this day in history.
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 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 On January - 01 bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
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 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 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 January - 01 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 January - 01.
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 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 this day in history.
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