Historical Events on January 1 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 665 of 665

  • 1998 Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
  • 1998 84th Rose Bowl: #1 Michigan beats #8 Washington State, 21-16
  • 1998 64th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #9 Ohio State, 31-14
  • 1999 International Year of Elderly
  • 1999 The Euro currency is introduced.
  • 1999 85th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #6 UCLA, 38-31
  • 1999 65th Sugar Bowl: #3 Ohio State beats #8 Texas A&M, 24-14
  • 2000 Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium

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2000 Opening of St Mary Major's holy doors by Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2000 86th Rose Bowl: #4 Wisconsin beats #22 Stanford, 17-9
  • 2000 66th Orange Bowl: #8 Michigan beats #5 Alabama, 35-34
  • 2001 87th Rose Bowl: #4 Washington beats #14 Purdue, 34-24
  • 2001 30th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon State beats #10 Notre Dame, 41-9
  • 2002 The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
  • 2002 Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
  • 2002 Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
  • 2002 68th Sugar Bowl: #12 LSU beats #7 Illinois, 47-34
  • 2002 31st Fiesta Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Colorado, 38-16
  • 2003 89th Rose Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats #7 Washington State, 34-14
  • 2003 69th Sugar Bowl: #4 Georgia beats #16 Florida State, 26-13
  • 2004 In a vote of confidence, Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College and is "deemed to be elected" as President according to Pakistan Constitution (Article 41(8))
  • 2004 90th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Michigan, 28-14
  • 2004 70th Orange Bowl: #10 Miami (FL) beats #9 Florida State, 16-14
  • 2005 91st Rose Bowl: #6 Texas beats #13 Michigan, 38-37
  • 2005 34th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Utah beats #19 Pittsburgh, 35-7
  • 2006 Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
  • 2007 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.
  • 2007 Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.
  • 2007 Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
  • 2007 93rd Rose Bowl: #8 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 32-18
  • 2007 36th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Boise State beats #7 Oklahoma, 43-42 (OT)
  • 2008 A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
  • 2008 Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
  • 2008 94th Rose Bowl: #6 Southern California beats #13 Illinois, 49-17
  • 2008 74th Sugar Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #10 Hawai'i, 41-10
  • 2009 Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
  • 2009 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2009 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.
  • 2009 95th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #6 Penn State, 38-24
  • 2009 75th Orange Bowl: #21 Virginia Tech beats #12 Cincinnati, 20-7
  • 2010 Suicide car bomb detonates at a volleyball tournament in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100
  • 2010 96th Rose Bowl: #8 Ohio State beats #7 Oregon, 26-17
  • 2010 76th Sugar Bowl: #5 Florida beats #3 Cincinnati, 51-24
  • 2011 97th Rose Bowl: #3 TCU beats #4 Wisconsin, 21-19
  • 2011 40th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Oklahoma beats #25 Connecticut, 48-20
  • 2013 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • 2013 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • 2013 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • 2013 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • 2013 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • 2013 US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
  • 2013 Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
  • 2013 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • 2013 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10
  • 2014 Michael van Gerwen defeats Peter Wright to win the 2014 PDC World Darts Championship
  • 2014 100th Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State beats #5 Stanford, 24-20
  • 2014 43rd Fiesta Bowl: #15 UCF beats #6 Baylor, 52-42
  • 2015 Lithuania adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas and becoming the 19th member of the Eurozone
  • 2015 Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • 2015 101st Rose Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Florida State, 59-20 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final)
  • 2015 81st Sugar Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #1 Alabama, 42-35 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final Game)
  • 2016 Dubai skyscraper "The Address" burns as the New Year is rung in. Fire started on the 31st.
  • 2016 After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis

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2017 Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres becomes United Nations Secretary General, replacing South Korean Ban Ki-moon

Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres
Prime Minister of Portugal and Secretary-General of the United Nations
António Guterres
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
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