Historical Events on January 01

Remembrance on January 01

International Events:

1502Portuguese navigators discovered Rio de Janeiro.
1583First day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders.
1622Papal Chancery adopts January 1 as the beginning of the year.
1772First traveller’s cheque issued in London.
1797Albany replaced New York City as capital of USA.
1801Legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1801First Asteroid was dicovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.
1804Haiti got independence from France.
1842First illustrated weekly magazine in U.S. published.
1846Yucatan got independence from Mexico.
1847Michigan is the first state to abolished capital punishment.
1858Canada started using decimal currency system.
1896Wilhelm Rontgen was discovered x-rays.
1901Commonwealth of Australia was established.
1901Australia got independence from federation of U.K. colonies.
1934International Telecommunication Union established.
1992George Bush is the first U.S. President to address Australian Parliament
2007Romania and Slovenia joined to the European Union.
2008Cyprus and Malta changed its currency to Euro.
2015Lithuania changed its currency from Litas to Euro.

National Events:

1874First women magazine “Bola Bodhini” was published.
1877Queen Victoria was proclaimed as ‘The Empress of India’.
1880Money Order System in India was introduced.
1950National Chemical Laboratory was inagurated in Mumbai.
1973Indian General Insurance Corporation was nationalised.

Days Observed on January 01:

Name of the DayObserved Country/Organization
New Year DayGlobally
International Family DayGlobally
Independence DayBrunei; Haiti; Sudan
Euro DayEuropean Union
Flag DayLithuania
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