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Importance of 01st January in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 01st January special in the world history.

2007
Further enlargement of the European Union to include Bulgaria and Romania
1999
The euro officially became the new currency in 11 European countries
1998
The European Central Bank was established .
1989
The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer came into force
1984
American communications giant AT&T Bell was broken up into 22 separate companies under the terms of an antitrust agreement
United States
1984
Brunei became independent from the UK
1984
Death of Alexis Korner, British blues musician
Great Britain
1983
The Internet was created when the ARPANET officially switched to using Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
1979
The USA and China formally established diplomatic relations. Celebrations were held in Washington and Beijing
1973
Britain enters EEC Common Market (with Ireland and Denmark)
1964
First 'Top of the Pops' on BBC TV
Great Britain
1961
Farthing ceases to be legal tender in UK
Great Britain
1959
Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, overthrowing Fulgencio Batista
Cuba
1959
Cultivars of plants (those created by selective breeding) named after this date must be named in a modern language, not in Latin, to avoid confusing them with natural botanical species
1958
The European Community was established .
1949
The British Nationality Act came into effect. It established the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies, and granted those citizens the right to enter and live in the United Kingdom
Great Britain
1949
The undeclared war between India and Pakistan ended when the United Nations negotiated a cease-fire in Kashmir
1948
British railways were nationalised to form British Rail .
Great Britain
1948
The Constitution of Italy came into force 39448.
Italy
1947
Coal Mines nationalised
Great Britain
1934
Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, USA became a federal prison
United States
1919
Nancy Astor becomes first Female MP
Great Britain
1909
The first old-age pensions were paid in Britain
Great Britain
1909
Birth of Dana Andrews, American actor
United States
1907
Alan Ross born 1907 (died 1980). Linguistician best known for his 'Linguistic class-indicators in present-day English' (Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 1954) on U and non-U English, incorporated into Nancy Mitford's Noblesse Oblige: an Enquiry into the Ide
Great Britain
1894
Manchester Ship Canal opens
Great Britain
1883
Birth of William J. Donovan, American Director of the Office of Strategic Services during WWII (The O.S.S. later became the CIA).
United States
1880
Britains 1st telephone directory is published
Great Britain
1855
Registration of births, marriages and deaths made compulsory in Scotland.
1814
Invasion of France by Allies
1808
The importation of African slaves into the United States was banned .
United States
1801
Union Jack official British flag – The Kingdom of Ireland merged with the Kingdom of Great Britain, adding St. Patrick's saltire to the Union Flag
Great Britain
1785
John Walter publishes first edition of The Times (called The Daily Universal Register for 3 years)
Great Britain
1707
The Act of Union between England and Scotland signed
Great Britain
1660
Samuel Pepys starts his diary
Great Britain
1449
Birth of Lorenzo de Medici, patron of the arts at the height of the Italian Renaissance.
Italy
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