On This Day: January 01st
This is 1st day of the year and 364 days remain in the year.
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time at Times Square in New York City.
The world's first airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, starts operation in St. Petersburg, Florida.
John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman were convicted of obstruction of justice in the Watergate affair.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect.
Euro coins and notes went into circulation in twelve European nations.
January 01 BirthdaysPaul Revere1735–1818, American patriot
J. Edgar Hooverdirector of FBI
J. D. Salingerwriter
Lorenzo de' Medicimerchant prince
Huldreich ZwingliProtestant reformer
Pierre de Coubertinfather of the Modern Olympic Games