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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
404 Last gladiator competition in Rome


630 The Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that captures it bloodlessly.
1502 Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
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
1801 The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland


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


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


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


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