1 January History: India and World History of Major Events

History is a tapestry woven with the threads of significant events, shaping the destinies of nations and individuals alike. As we delve into the annals of time, the 1st of January stands out as a day marked by historical milestones that have left an indelible mark on both India and the world. The 1st of January holds a special place in India’s heart as it witnessed crucial moments in the struggle for independence. From iconic speeches to symbolic acts of resistance, this day serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination that paved the way for a free India. On the global stage, January 1st has been witness to pivotal political events. From the birth of new nations to diplomatic breakthroughs, this day has played a role in shaping the geopolitical landscape.

January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 364 days left in the year (365 in leap years).

Major Events of January 1

On January 1, 1670, the body of Veer Gaukula Jat, who led the first revolution against the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in India, was cut into pieces. Therefore in India this day is celebrated as Hindu Revolution Day.
Global Family Day is celebrated on this day. On 1 January [153 BC] Roman advisors begin their year in office. On January 1, 1502, Portuguese sailors discovered Rio de Janeiro.
The Indian Penal Code was implemented on 1 January 1862. On January 1, 1877, Queen Victoria of England became the Empress of India.
Spanish rule in Cuba ended on January 1, 1899.
Grouping Act of 1 January 1923: All British railway companies were combined into 4 large companies.
The Rosewood Massacre began on January 1, 1923.

1942 – 26 countries signed the United Nations Declaration in Washington.
1945 – France becomes a member of the United Nations.

1947 –
British coal mines were nationalized.
Nigeria got limited autonomy.
The Canadian Citizenship Act came into force.

1956 – Sudan becomes an independent republic.
1973 – Britain became a full member of the European Economic Community.
1992 – India and Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear installations for the first time.
1995 – World Trade Organization came into existence.
2002 – 12 member states of the European Union begin using a single currency, the euro.
2006 – Due to dispute over gas price with Ukraine, Russia stopped supplying gas.
2008 – Value Added Tax ‘VAT’ was implemented in Uttar Pradesh.

2009 –
The Government of India decided to give higher pay scales to 12,000 Lieutenant Colonels and their counterparts in the Navy and Air Force with the formation of a Pay Commission for military personnel.

IPS of 1972 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre of India. Officer Rajeev Mathur told I.B. Took charge of the post of Director.

2010 –
85 people were killed in an explosion after a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a wall during a volleyball match in northwest Pakistan.

The Government of India has provided the facility of instant visa to tourists from five countries Japan, Finland, Singapore, New Zealand and Luxembourg at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata airports only.

After hearing the case filed by the ‘Catholic Weekly Herald’ newspaper, the Malaysian court has repealed the ban imposed by the government on the use of the word Allah by the country’s minorities and said that Christian publications are also allowed to use the word ‘Allah’ for God. It is a constitutional right to use it.

World History and Events of January 1

40 B.C.: Gaius Julius Caesar initiated the Julian calendar, marking a significant shift in timekeeping practices.

1801: The Act of Union officially established the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, merging two nations.

1900: The 20th century dawned with extravagant celebrations across the globe, marking a new era filled with anticipation and uncertainty.

1983: The ARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet, officially switched to the TCP/IP protocol, laying the groundwork for the digital revolution.

2002: The euro currency was launched, replacing various national currencies and creating a unified economic zone within the European Union.


1890 – Sampurnanand, famous Indian politician
1892 – Mahadev Desai
1894 – Professor Satyendranath Bose, eminent Indian scientist
1912 – Kim Philby, famous spy
1914 – Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess
1941 – Asrani, film comedian
1943 – Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
1950 – Deepa Mehta, producer, director, screenwriter
1951 – Nana Patekar, popular actor of Hindi and Marathi cinema.
1952 – Uday Prakash, Hindi storyteller and novelist
1975 – Sonali Bendre, Hindi film actress
1976 – Aditi Govitrikar, Indian actress and Mrs. World of 2001
1978 – Vidya Balan, Hindi film actress
1978 – Tanisha, Hindi film actress
1982 – Anusha Dhandekar
1954 – Chandra Pal Pandey
2000-Satya Kumar Kanojia Kaushambi Uttar Pradesh, Student


2015 –
Omar Karami (aged 80) Lebanese politician, Prime Minister (1990–1992, 2004–2005)
Ulrich Beck (aged 70) German sociologist
Donna Douglas (age 81) American actress
Mario Cuomo (aged 82), American politician, Governor of New York (1983–1994), died of a heart attack.
Boris Morukov (aged 64) Russian physician and astronaut
Mrinalini Devi Pawar (aged 83), Indian teacher, Vice Chancellor of Maharaj Sayajirao University (since 1988)

Date Wise More Events of January Month

1 January17 January
2 January18 January
3 January19 January
4 January20 January
5 January21 January
6 January22 January
7 January23 January
8 January24 January
9 January25 January
10 January26 January
11 January27 January
12 January28 January
13 January29 January
14 January30 January
15 January31 January
16 January

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Why is January 1st significant in history?

January 1st holds significance as it marks the occurrence of major historical events globally and in India, shaping the course of nations and individuals.

How can we learn from historical events on January 1st?

Studying historical events on January 1st provides valuable insights into societal influences, lessons learned, and the ongoing impact of the past on the present.

How can historical events on January 1st be integrated into education?

Recognizing the importance of teaching history and addressing challenges in education present opportunities for innovative strategies to impart historical knowledge.

What role does media play in preserving history?

Media, through documentaries, films, news articles, and archives, plays a vital role in preserving and disseminating historical narratives.