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Major world events that took place on Jan 1

Author: Siddhant Jain

While the whole world is celebrating and welcoming 2017, I decided to research the major events that occurred on 1st January

Here are some of the important events in history that occurred on 1st January: 

45 BC : The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time
Year 404 :  Last gladiator competition in Rome

Year 630 : The Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that captures it bloodlessly.
Year 1502 : Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
Year 1758 : The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae
Year 1801 : The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Year 1863 : Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states
Year 1877 : England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
Year 1881 : Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
Year 1896 : German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
Year 1903 : 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


Year 1908 : 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
Year 1912 : The Republic of China is established.
Year 1913 : Post office begins parcel post deliveries
Year 1914 : 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
Year 1948 : Italy adopts constitution
Year 1948 : Orissa province accedes to India


Year 1948 : After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
Year 1950 : The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
Year 1958 : European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
Year 1971 : Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
Year 1976 : Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
Year 1985 : The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
Year 1985 : The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.


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