History January 1st

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0001 - Origin of Christian Era

    0990 - Russia adopts Julian calendar

    1438 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Hungary

    1583 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders

    1610 - German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

    1622 - Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)

    1651 - Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

    1660 - 1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary

    1675 - Don Carlos de Gurrea/Arag¢n becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth

    1700 - Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar

    1700 - Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar

    1701 - Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom

    1707 - Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal

    1739 - J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica

    1772 - 1st traveller's checks issued (London)

    1788 - London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times

    1797 - Albany replaces NYC as capital of NY

    1800 - Dutch East Indies Company dissolves

    1804 - Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)

    1818 - Official reopening of the White House

    1840 - 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC

    1846 - Yucatan declares independence from Mexico

    1847 - Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment

    1858 - Canada begins using decimal currency system

    1862 - 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)

    1893 - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar

    1901 - Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies

    1908 - 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square

    1928 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

    1945 - France joins the UN

    1946 - ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert

    1948 - Italy adopts constitution

    1956 - Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and UK

    1967 - St Helena adopts constitution

    1967 - Tonga revises constitution

    01/01/6000 - 1st reversible date since 11/11/1999