According to Gregory calendar, January 01 is the day number 1 in a given year. January 01 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 01 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1068Having been pardoned by the regent Eudokia Makrembolitissa for attempting to usurp the throne, Romanos IV Diogenes married her to become Byzantine emperor.
1600In Scotland, the new year started from 1 January instead of 25 March.
1651Charles II Stuart became King of Scotland.
1700The Gregorian calendar began to be used except in Western Europe and England.
1707John V was crowned King of Portugal and Algarve in Lisbon.
1739JBC Bouvet de Lausier explored the island of Baveat near Antarctica.
1739Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, the most remote island in the world, was discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.
1767Governor William Trison of the Royal Colony of North Carolina signed a contract with architect John Hawkes to build the Trishan Palace, a grand Georgian-style governor's mansion on the New Bern waterfront.
1772The first passenger checkcase started selling in London, it could be used in 90 European cities.
1773The hymn 'Amazing Grace' was probably first used in a prayer meeting in Olney, England, without the music familiar to modern listeners.
1776General George Washington hoisted the Continental Union flag.
1785The first issue of the Daily Universal Register Times of London) was published.
1785The Times, the first newspaper of that name, began publication in London as The Daily Universal Register.
1785The first issue of The Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times, was published in London.
1800Quasi-War-An American convoy of four merchant vessels escorted by a schooner was attacked by a squadron of armed barges manned by Iitians.
1801The Kingdom of Ireland formally merged with the Kingdom of Great Britain, adding St. Patrick's saltire to the Union Flag.
1803The first edition of Alexander Balthazar Laurent Grimod de la Reniere's Almanach des Gourmand was published in Paris, the first guide to restaurant cooking.
1804Haiti gained independence from France and became the first black republic, which led to the only successful slave revolt.
1806The French Republican calendar was abolished.
1806The Kingdom of Bavaria was founded by Napoleon.
1808As a result of the lobbying effort by the Abolitionist Movement, the importation of slaves into the United States was officially banned, although slavery it self was not yet abolished.
1810Lachlan Macquarie became Governor of New South Wales, eventually playing a major role in the shaping of the social, economic and architectural development of the colony in Australia.
1812The Austrian Civilization Bergerilichs Gestzbuch Austrian Civil Code) came into force in the Austrian Empire
1817Sailing through Sandwich Island Otto von Kotzebue explored New Year Island.
1818Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley, was first published in London.
1831William Lloyd Garrison began publishing the liberator, the slaveryist newspaper in Boston.
1844First edition of New Rotterdam daily 3x per week) was launched.
1847The publication of Neath's current newspaper in Harlem began.
1849France released the country's first postage stamp under the name Serus.
1852The Netherlands began issuing stamps.
1858Canada started using the currency system.
1873Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar.
1876The Bass Brewery Red Triangle became the world's first registered trademark symbol.
1880Money order system started in the country.
1891Payment of old age pension started in Germany.
1892The immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor Opened, and would, over the course of its existence, process twelve million immigrants to the United States.
1894Renowned scientist Satyendra Nath Bose was born in Kolkata.
1894The Amateur Athletic Association of South Africa was established in Johannesburg.
1913The British Board of Film Censors received the right to classify and censor films.
1915The Viceroy awarded Saffron-e-Hind to Mahatma Gandhi for his work in South Africa.
1919Edsel Ford gave his father the status of head of the Ford Motor Company.
1925The capital of Norway, Kristiania, came to be known by the old name Oslo.
1928The first air-conditioned office in the US opened in San Antonio.
1945Second World War: The German Luftwaffe launched Operation Bodenplatte in an attempt to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries.
1948New Jersey's latest constitution came into force.
1955Bhutan issued the first postage stamp.
1959Cuban President Fulgencio Batista fled to the Dominican Republic as forces under Fidel Castro took control of Havana, marking the end of the Cuban Revolution.
1971Broadcasting of cigarette advertisements on television was banned.
1979The United States and the People's Republic of China established full diplomatic relations.
1983The ARPANET changed its core networking protocols from NCP to TCP/IP, marking the beginning of the Internet as we know it today.
1986The province of Flevoland is established in the Netherlands.
1995Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the European Union.
1996Singapore became the second developed country in Asia after Japan.
1997Emergency Alert System was introduced, which was approved in 1994.
2003The Japanese team Oklahoma Sooners won victory over the American team Washington State Cougars in Rose Bowl on 1st January.
2004The new team USC Trojans won victory over the team Michigan Wolverines in Rose Bowl.
2007The newly formed state Slovenia began using the Euro as its official currency.
2008The newly formed state Cyprus replaced it's currency with the Euro.
200961 people died in a fire at a nightclub in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.
200971 people were killed in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
2009Slovakia replaced it's national currency, the Slovak Karuna with the Euro.
2009A nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand, killed 66 patrons celebrating the new year.
2010A suicide bomber killed 95 people in Pakistan, injuring over 100 and destroyed 20 houses at a volleyball game in Lakki Marwat.
2011Dilma Rousseff swears in as the president of Brazil. She is the country's first female president.
2011A bomb exploded at a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing 23 people.
2012John Howard, the prime minister of Australia and David Hockney, the famous artist were appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to the order of merit. The world famous USA based NASA brought another glory to its feather. Its second Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Spacecraft is in orbit around the moon.
2013A stampede in Luanda, Angola left 10 dead and 120 injured.
2013The famous American pop singer of 1950's Patti Page dies at the age of 85 Encinitas, California. The singer was famous for his songs “how much is that”, “Doggie in the window” and “Tennessee waltz”.
2014Bill Clinton, the former president of USA Swears in the New York 109th mayor. Bill de Blasio was the city's first democratic mayor since 1993.

Important Historical Events of 01 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1903Edward VII was proclaimed Emperor of India.
1978213 people died in Air India's Jumbo Jet Boeing-747 aircraft crash in Bombay (now Mumbai).
2001In India, Kolkata was renamed as Calcutta, West Bengal.

Important Days of 01 January National & International Days 🏁

Global Family DayInternational Day
DRDO DayNational Day
Czech Republic Restoration DayNational Day
Haiti Independence DayNational Day
Restoration Day from CzechoslovakiaNational Day
Sudan Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 01 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1849Lalmohan Ghosh / Lawyer, Politician / India
1954Shantha Rangaswamy / Player / India
1849Lal Mohan Ghosh / Lawyer / India
1849Lalmohan Ghosh / Politician / India
1875Hasrat Mohani / Writer / India
1891Sampurnanand / Politician / India
1892Mahadev Desai / Author / India
1894Satyendra Nath Basu / Scientist / India
1894Satyendra Nath Bose / Mathematician / India
1894Satyendra Nath Bose / Physicist / India
1900Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar / Scholar / India
1909Dattaram Hindlekar / Cricketer / India
1914Sarat Chandra Sinha / Politician / India
1920Mohammed Alimuddin / Politician / India
1921Ram Krishna Trivedi / Politician / India
1925Nitya Anand / Scientist / India
1925Wahiduddin Khan / Activist / India
1931Satish Prasad Singh / Politician / India
1932Mohsina Kidwai / Politician / India
1935Om Prakash Chautala / Politician / India
1937Veena Sajnani / Model / India
1938Ganapathi Thanikaimoni / Scientist / India

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