Roman consuls begin their year in office.
The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time.
Origin of Christian Era
Roman garrison of Mainz uprising
Gov Lucius Antonius Saturninus of Germany becomes emperor of Rome
Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction
Last gladiator competition in Rome
The Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that captures it bloodlessly.
Hofmeier Charles Martel flees from bishop Willibrord
Russia adopts Julian calendar
Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris.
Jews of Sicily are no longer required to attend conversionist services
Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Hungary
Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia
Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
Francis, Duke of Angouleme succeeds King Louis XII as Francis I of France
Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as king of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland & Flanders
Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.
German astronomer Simon Marius first discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610
Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary
General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies York
Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York
Protestant Western Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.
John V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal
J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities
Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.
"Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY
Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.
Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tây Sơn Dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Huế, Vietnam.
Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
African Benevolent Society (education) forms
Congress prohibits importation of slaves
Sierra Leone becomes a British colony
Holland Brigade under brig gen Chasse reaches Madrid
Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub
Official reopening of the White House
Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones
Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java
William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
British government demands Falkland islands
Curacao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people & 5,894 slaves
German Tolunie goes into effect
1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC
1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, NYC
1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)
The Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn is completed.
Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment
Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing
Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua
City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
1st US public bath opens, in NYC
National debt of Britain & Ireland is 765,126,582 pounds
Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service
Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)
Canada begins using decimal currency system
Slavery ends of in Neth Indies
Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico City
President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful (US Civil War)
1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
Battle of Ft McRee, FL Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebr
Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city
Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln to free slaves in confederate states
Franz Schubert's "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig
-Apr 26th] Carolinas' campaign
Belgium disbands salt tax
Origin of Japanese Era
New York City annexes the Bronx
The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.
England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig
Building of Panama Canal, begins
Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
King Pakketvaart sails to Neth Indies
Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
1st US college extension courses for credit, Univ of Chicago
Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
The railway line from Germiston to Pretoria, South Africa, is opened to traffic.
Denmark adopts Mid-European time
Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg.
Norway adopts Mid-European time
Aguinaldo became a Freemason, joining Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite
Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
Cuba liberated from Spain by US (Natl Day) (US occupies till 1902)
Spanish rule ends in Cuba.
1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established.
Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)
Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion
Neth Indies colony begins opium production
9 hour work day for diamond miners
Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.
Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 & 28)
Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
Drilling begins on the Lakeview Gusher.
In Great Britain, the Old Age Pension Law is finally instituted, providing pensions for every British subject over 70 with low income
Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)
Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
The Republic of China is established.
Post office begins parcel post deliveries
1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
1st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown)
1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
T. E Lawrence joins the forces of the Arabian sheik Feisal al Husayn, beginning his adventures that will lead him to Damascus by October, 1918
Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
Belorussian SSR established
Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company.
The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.
Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR.
Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
Communist uprising in West Java
Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
International Telecommunication Union established
Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
1st Sugar Bowl & 1st Orange Bowl
Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
Pres Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"
1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
Netherlands begins taxing wages
Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
Rose Bowl football match played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat - Oregon State 20, Duke University 16
US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, NYC
Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
Gen Clark replaces Gen Patton as commander of 7th Army
France joins the UN
German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
Benelux agress to work related issues
Britain nationalizes its coal industry
WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting
1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
Italy adopts constitution
Orissa province accedes to India
British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week
Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education.
KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic
Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars
Montserrat adopts constitution
A photograph of a 13 year-old South African boy in a torn vest appears in the front page of the London Labour paper, the Daily Herald. According to the Native Labour Regulation Act, it was an offence to employ a Native in a mine under the age of 18 years.
Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
United States Navy SEALs established.
G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
International Cooperation Year begins
Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California
12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
Day's play in the Calcutta Test v W Indies cancelled by riots
FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
St Helena adopts constitution
Tonga revises constitution
WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
Netherlands gets color TV
WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
People's Democracy (PD) begin a 4-day march from Belfast across Northern Ireland to Derry, modeled on Martin Luther King's Selma to Montgomery march
"The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
"Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
"On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
"Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 perfs
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
International Book Year begins
KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Policewomen are enlisted as full members of South African Police Force for the first time.
47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75)
Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
World Population Year begins
With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa.
Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
International Women's Year begins
Sweden adopts constitution
U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
"Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances
Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
NBC replaces the peacock logo
Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League
1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl
"Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 perfs
Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
Newspaper editor Donald Woods arrives in London after fleeing South Africa's apartheid regime
International Year of the Child begins
Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)
Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship
Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran
Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
Sweden changes order of succession to throne
Victoria is crowned princess of Sweden.
Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
International Year for the Disabled begins
Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
World Communications Year begins
TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
Brunei becomes independent of UK
NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
International Youth Year begins
US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
International Peace Year begins
NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship
Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl
South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact.
60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
China's rudimentary civil code in effect
International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
Year of the Reader begins
NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
Year of the Young Reader begins
David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of NYC
Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
Europe breaks down trade barriers
International Space Year begins
NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
"Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 perfs
"Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 perfs
Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13
Howard Stern's New Year's Eve Beauty Pageant
International Year of Family
Jacobs Field opens with "Gateway's New Year's Eve Countdown to '94"
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
"Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 perfs
"Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
International Year of Tolerance
Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
for"Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC 20 performances
The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, found dead in his prison cell
After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.
All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
The European Central Bank is established.
International Year of Elderly
The Euro currency is introduced.
Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium
The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.
Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.
Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.
Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria's military in Maiduguri
60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
Police: 2 killed, at least 4 wounded in Tel Aviv pub shooting
Justice Department investigates Blue Bell Creameries over listeria response
Former Rep. Mike Oxley dies, 71
Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico
Camille Cosby ordered to give deposition in case against husband Bill
23 Dead After Ferry Catches Fire Near Indonesia's Capital
New Year's Attack on Packed Istanbul Club Leaves 39 Dead
At least 35 killed in New Year gun attack at Istanbul nightclub
India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand
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