January 1

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January 23, 2022

January 1 is the first day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 days in leap years). January 1 is widely celebrated as New Year's Day. January 1 is an official holiday in Finland. According to the Finnish calendar, no one has an official name date on January 1.

Name days

orthodox calendar: Vasili, Vilho, Pasi

Events

153 BC - For the first time, the consuls of the Roman Empire began their one-year term. 45 BC - The Julian calendar came into force by decision of Julius Caesar. 404 - A final battle of gladiators takes place in Rome. 532 - A riot begins in Constantinople. 1438 - Albert II of the Habsburgs is crowned King of Hungary. 1502 - The site of Rio de Janeiro is discovered and named “Rio” because the bay in question (now the Gulf of Guanabara) was thought to be the mouth of the river. The city was founded on March 1, 1565. 1622 - The first day of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar, is decided to be January 1. 1651 - King Charles II of England is also crowned King of Scotland. 1700 - Russia adopts the Julian calendar. 1707 - John V becomes King of Portugal. 1738 - Bouvet Island is discovered. 1788 - The first issue of The Times Universal Register (formerly The Daily Universal Register) is published. 1801 - Great Britain and Ireland unite to form the United Kingdom. 1801 - Giuseppe Piazzi discovers Ceres, the first asteroid to be discovered. At first, however, it was considered a planet. 1804 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares Haiti independent. 1808 - The United States bans the introduction of slaves. 1846 - Clara Schumann first performs a piano concerto composed by her husband Robert Schumann. 1863 - Abraham Lincoln enacts a law to free slaves. 1880 - Construction of the Panama Canal begins. 1885 - The Montgolfier brothers cross the English Channel in a hot air balloon. 1887 - Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India. 1892 - Ellis Island begins to receive immigrants from the United States. 1893 - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar. 1899 - Spanish power in Cuba ends. 1899 - A decree on densely populated communities enters into force in Finland. 1900 - Nigeria becomes British Protectorate (Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate). 1901 - Australia becomes independent of the United Kingdom. 1904 - The newspaper Karelia began to appear. 1905 - Turku Sanomat begins to appear. 1912 - China becomes a republic. 1915 - Aspirin is first available as a tablet. 1916 - Stored and refrigerated blood is successfully transfused for the first time. 1920 - Kauniainen was separated from the municipality of Espoo as an independent township. 1937 - Pispala and its surrounding areas were moved to the city of Tampere from the municipality of Pohjois-Pirkkala, which at the same time became a township. 1938 - Lapland begins operations. 1938 - The town of Pohjois-Pirkkala is transformed into Nokia. 1938 - A settlement law enters into force in Finland, replacing the "Lex Kallion" enacted in 1922. 1939 - Italian Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi is exiled to the United States. 1946 - Helsinki Regional Association. 1946 - Finnish banknote exchange "cutting day" 1947 - The municipality of Messukylä was annexed to the city of Tampere. 1950 - Lielahti was transferred from the municipality of Ylöjärvi to the city of Tampere. 1956 - The last densely populated communities in Finland are abolished by a decision of the Government. 1959 - Fidel Castro overthrows Fulgencio Batista in Cuba. 1960 - Cameroon becomes independent. 1960 - The towns of Hyvinkää, Kouvola, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Salo and Seinäjoki became cities. 1962 - Samoa becomes independent. 1962 - Pieksämäki and Varkaus became cities. 1963 - Valkeakoski became a city. 1964

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