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The original Union Flag in 1606
"Am I not a man and a brother", emblem used by abolitionists
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
Satellite photo of Bouvet Island
Clock depicting the
Unix billennium, 2001
New Year's Day refimprove section
Independence Day in ( Brunei 1984), ( Haiti 1804), ( Samoa 1962), and ( Sudan 1956)
Brunei: refimprove section, Haiti: needs expansion; Samoa: lots of CN tags in one section (Economy); Sudan: missing information
45 BC – The Roman Republic adopted the .
Julian calendar refimprove section
1810 – became Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales, eventually playing a major role in the shaping of the social, economic and architectural development of the colony in Australia.
1890 – The in Rose Parade Pasadena, California, was first held, eventually becoming an annual event that is currently watched on television by millions in more than 200 countries and territories.
refimprove section; blurb could be rewritten to feature Rose Bowl Game, but that article is also ineligible
1901 – The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia as the Commonwealth of Australia.
1948 – came into existence when the " British Railways Big Four" railway companies were nationalised.
1959 – Cuban president Fulgencio Batista fled to the Dominican Republic as forces under Fidel Castro took control of Havana, marking the end of the .
Cuban Revolution multiple issues
1970 – Although not defined as such until later, the took place at 00:00:00 UTC, forming the basis of much of computer timekeeping.
Unix epoch Several, including disputed section and several citation needed tags (5)
1983 – The ARPANET changed its core networking protocols from NCP to TCP/IP, marking the as we know it today.
beginning of the Internet globalize
1994 – The revolutionary leftist initiated twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican state of Zapatista Army of National Liberation Chiapas.
1995 – The , the international organization designed to supervise and World Trade Organization liberalize international trade, came into being, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
appears on April 15
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati unreferenced section
417 – was forced by her brother Galla Placidia Honorius into marriage with his , magister militum Constantius III.
1068 – Having been pardoned by Eudokia Makrembolitissa, the regent of the Byzantine Empire, for attempting to usurp the throne, married her to become Romanos IV Diogenes Byzantine emperor.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: The town of Norfolk, Virginia, by the combined actions of British and was burned and destroyed Whig forces.
1785 – began publication in London as The Times The Daily Universal Register.
1800 – Quasi-War: An American convoy of four merchant vessels escorted by a schooner was by a squadron of armed attacked barges manned by Haitians.
1801 – Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet , naming it after the Ceres Roman goddess of agriculture and of motherly love.
1801 – Pursuant to the Acts of Union 1800, Great Britain and Ireland merged to become the . United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1808 – As a result of the lobbying efforts by the abolitionist movement>!== (emblem pictured)-->, the importation of slaves into the United States , although slavery itself was not yet abolished. was officially banned
1818 – , a novel by the British author Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley, was first published anonymously in London.
1914 – The in the U.S. state of St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line Florida became the first scheduled airline using a winged aircraft.
1915 – Russia withdraws from its occupation of northwestern Iran, enabling a subsequent Ottoman invasion and massacres of Assyrians and Armenians.
1945 – World War II: In retaliation for the massacre of captured Americans by soldiers, Waffen SS U.S. Army personnel an estimated 80 killed prisoners near Wehrmacht Chenogne, Belgium.
1945 – Second World War: The launched Luftwaffe in an attempt to cripple Operation Bodenplatte Allied air forces in the Low Countries.
1957 – The revised Thai criminal code came into force, strengthening the law on to include lèse-majesté in Thailand insult, and treating it as a crime against national security.
1965 – The , which later helped the country become People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan a republic, was founded.
2007 – crashed into the sea off Adam Air Flight 574 Polewali, Indonesia, killing all 102 people on board, when the pilots inadvertently disconnected the autopilot.
2009 – in Bangkok, Thailand, killed 66 patrons celebrating the New Year. A nightclub fire
2010 – A suicide bomber 105 spectators at a killed volleyball game in the Lakki Marwat District of Pakistan.
2011 – took place outside a A suicide bombing Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, following a New Year service, killing 23 people.
2019 – The NASA space probe flew by the New Horizons trans-Neptunian object , making it the farthest object visited by a spacecraft. Arrokoth Born/died this day: | |d|1189| Henry of Marcy |b|1752| Betsy Ross |b|1768| Maria Edgeworth |b|1769| Marie-Louise Lachapelle |b|1887| Wilhelm Canaris |d|1896| Alfred Ely Beach |b|1919| J. D. Salinger |b|1953| Gary Johnson |b|1979| Vidya Balan |d|2000| Betty Archdale |d|2010| Lhasa de Sela |d|2012 Nay Win Maung
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