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This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year.
New Year's Day, also simply called New Year or New Year's, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
1362 Grand Duchy of Lithuania
January 1 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania switches New Year to January 1, being the first country to do so.
other events of 1941
January 1 – Thailand Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram decrees January 1 as the official start of the Thai solar calendar new year (thus the previous year that began April 1 had only 9 months).
1752 Great Britain (excluding Scotland) and its colonies
January 1 – The British Empire (except Scotland, which had changed New Year's Day to 1 January in 1600) adopts today as the first day of the year as part of adoption of the Gregorian calendar, which is completed in September: today is the first day of the New Year under the terms of last year's Calendar Act of the British Parliament.
January 1 – Haiti gains independence from France, and becomes the first black republic, having the only successful slave revolt ever.
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193 – The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor.
January 1 – Year of the Five Emperors: The Roman Senate chooses Publius Helvius Pertinax, against his will to succeed the late Commodus as Emperor. Pertinax is forced to reorganize the handling of finances, which were wrecked under Commodus, to reestablish discipline in the Roman army and to suspend the food programs established by Trajan, provoking the ire of the Praetorian Guard.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: Norfolk, Virginia is burned by combined Royal Navy and Continental Army action.
January 1 – American Revolutionary War – Burning of Norfolk: The town of Norfolk, Virginia is destroyed, by the combined actions of the British Royal Navy and occupying Patriot forces.
417 – Emperor Honorius forces Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his famous general (magister militum) (probable).
January 1 – Emperor Honorius forces his half-sister Galla Placidia into marriage to Constantius, his general (magister militum). He is appointed patricius and becomes a prominent member of the House of Theodosius.
1068 – Romanos IV Diogenes marries Eudokia Makrembolitissa and is crowned Byzantine Emperor.
January 1 – Eudokia Makrembolitissa marries the general Romanus Diogenes, who becomes Byzantine Emperor.
1797 Republic of Venice
other events of 1739
1739 – Bouvet Island, the world's remotest island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.
January 1 – Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1438 – Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of Hungary.
January 1 – Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Hungary.
1773 – The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.
January 1 – The hymn that becomes known as Amazing Grace, at this time titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17", is first used to accompany a sermon led by curate John Newton in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.
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45 BC – The Julian calendar takes effect as the civil calendar of the Roman Empire, establishing January 1 as the new date of the new year.
January 1 – The Julian calendar takes effect as the civil calendar of the Roman Empire, establishing a solar calendar that was identical to the Egyptian calendar.
1788 – First edition of The Times of London, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published.
January 1 – The first edition of The Times, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published in London.
1527 – Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as King of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
January 1 – Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as King of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
1502 – The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is first explored by the Portuguese.
January 1 – Portuguese explorers, led by Gonçalo Coelho, sail into Guanabara Bay, Brazil, mistaking it for the mouth of a river, which they name Rio de Janeiro.
1863 – American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.
1801 – The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is proclaimed.
1808 – The United States bans the importation of slaves.
January 1 – The importation of slaves into the United States is banned, as the 1806 Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves takes effect; African slaves continue to be imported into Cuba, and until Cuba abolishes slavery in 1865, half a million slaves will arrive on the island.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: One thousand five hundred soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey in the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781.
January 1 – Industrial Revolution: The Iron Bridge opens across the River Severn in England.
*153 BC – For the first time, Roman consuls begin their year in office on January 1.
Some suggest that, as a consequence, January 1 becomes the first day of the Roman year.
1651 – Charles II is crowned King of Scotland.
January 1 – Charles II is crowned King of Scots at Scone (his first crowning).
1861 – Liberal forces supporting Benito Juárez enter Mexico City.
1803 – Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tây Sơn dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Huế, Vietnam.
January 1 – The first edition of Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière's Almanach des gourmands, the first guide to restaurant cooking, is published in Paris.