Historical Events on January 4 (Part 2)

  • 2021 South Korea, already the country with world's lowest birth rate, records more deaths than births for the first time [1]
  • 2022 Canadian government announces US$31.5 billion settlement to fix and compensate for Indigenous child welfare system, largest in its history [1]
  • 2022 Toyota becomes the first foreign automaker to top US sales, beating GM in 2021, partly due to supply issues [1]
  • 2023 39 people killed in car bomb attack in Hiraan province, Somalia, with al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabab claiming responsibility [1]
  • 2023 US and other countries including Italy, Japan and India re-introduce Covid testing of people arriving from China as WHO warns China under-representing Covid's true impact in the country [1]