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Kenyans sing Jana Gana Mana, the National Anthem of India.

Very much touched by their act of  tribute towards our National Anthem and our beloved nation India.

The way these people singing our 'Indian National Anthem', I won't feel bad to say, even we Indians(some) don't recognize it's importance and sing this as wholeheartedly and honestly as these Kenyan people sang.

Jai Hind!!!

Why some may criticize Narendra Modi as they do for Nehru

Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru lead the Indian National Congress and is still considered one of the most popular Prime Minister Congress ever had.
Nehru was also known for his clothing sense, style statements, his imported Nehru Jacket and different regional feathered caps and turbans.
It's now more than 66 years but still some criticize Nehru for his expensive and amateurish interests which costs citizen's taxes.

Similarly the current Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, brought a wave of popularity and revived BJP or better say has ignited for a new journey which seems will last long and the credit for this new BJP goes to the PM himself.

Now both these most popular personalities of our country has an striking similarities, they both being the global style icons of their times.

Nehru used to import his clothes from London which were shipped to Paris for stitching while Modi has one local vendor Ahmedabad's Jade Blue and one foreign vendor Holland & Sh…

26th January date

26th January in history:
1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1905 – The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
1930 – The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later.
1949 – The Hale telescope at Pa…

The real hero who trespassed and dodged two biggest security agencies of the world

Barack Hussein Obama had to visit India for the 26th January 2015, Republic Day Parade. All the govt. agencies not only the Indian but America, from security to cleaning, each and every personnel involved were on their toe, had left not a single stone upturned  for smooth and successful journey of the biggest and most powerful person on earth the 'Barack Hussein Obama' the president of United States of America.
It was claimed that the conjoint security is so quintessential that even a bird can't flap a wing without their knowing. "Chidiya bhi pankh nahi maar sakti thi"
I think they focused more on sky side and forgot to check the ground reality of our bravest, omnipresent and ubiquitous street dogs who knows no barrier and can register their presence anywhere and at anytime if you have their favorite dish of chicken or mutton prepared around.

This dog entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan dodging the two most powerful security agencies of the world, while the guard of …

25th January date

25th January in History:
1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1918 – Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
1980 – Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
1996 – Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.
1998 – A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
2005 – A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
2015 - Bollywood actor Soha Ali Khan tied knot with actor Kunal Khemu.

Birthdays today:
1984 – Robinho, Brazilian footballer
1986 – Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer

Festivals and celebrations today:
Earliest day on which the first day of Carnival of Cádiz can fall, while February 28 …

24th January date

January 24th in History:
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
1862 – Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
1911 – Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1947 – Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

Birthdays today:
1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Festival and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Saturday of Souls can fall, while February 27 (or 28 during Leap Year) is the lates…

23rd January date

23rd January in History:
1950 – The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
1997 – Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

Birthdays today:
1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (d. 1945)
1926 – Bal Thackeray, Indian journalist, cartoonist, and politician (d. 2012)
1942 – Abdur Razzak, Indian-Bangladeshi actor and producer
1977 – Kamal Heer, Indian singer-songwriter

Festivals and celebrations:
Birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose, the founder of Indian National Army

22nd July date

22nd July in History:
1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
1992 – Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
1999 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

Birthdays today:
1934 – Vijay Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1972 – Namrata Shirodkar, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1993

Festivals and celebrations:

21st January date

21st January in History:
1774 – Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston.
1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile.
1908 – New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.
1954 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.

Birthdays today:
1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)
Flag Day (Quebec)
Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic)
National Hug Day (United States)

20th January date

20th January in history:
1265 – The first English parliament to include not only nobles but also representatives of the major towns meets in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".
1839 – In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
1841 – Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.

Birthdays today:
1940 – Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1964 – Fareed Zakaria, Indian-American journalist and author

Festivals and celebrations:
Inauguration Day (United States of America)
Martyrs' Day (Azerbaijan)
National 'Good Day' Day

19th January dates

19th January in History:
1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden.
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1975 – An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

Birthdays today:
1936 – Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)

Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Husband's Day or Bóndadag…

18th January date

18th January in History:
1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1886 – Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith.
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States
1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
1997 – Børge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
2005 – The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
2007 – The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

Birthdays you share with:
1927 – Sundaram Balachander, Ind…

17th January date

17th January in History:
1982 – "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
1983 – The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's flagship store in downtown Detroit, closes due to high cost of operating.
1991 – Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1992 – During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

Birthdays you share with:
1888 – Babu Gulabrai, Indian author (d. 1963)
1917 – M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)
1923 – Rangeya Raghav, Indian author (d. 1962)
1940 – Umashanker Singh, Indian politician (d. 2013)
1942 – Muhammad Ali, American boxer
1945 – Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer

Festivals and celebrations:
National Day (Minorca)
The opening ceremony of Patras Carnival, celebrat…

16th January date

16th January in History:
27 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
1556 – Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1809 – Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1991 – The Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).

Birthdays you share with:
1946 – Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
1985 – Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Teachers' Day (Thailand)

15th January date

15th January in History:
1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.
1970 – Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Birthdays you share with:
1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American minster and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1938 – Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
1956 – Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which International Fetish Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Friday in January.
Earliest day on which Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in January. (United States)
John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)
Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)
One of the two Carmentalia, in ho…

14th January date

14th January in History:
1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1933 – The controversial "Bodyline" cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peak when Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit over the heart.
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
1957 – Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
1960 – The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television h…

13th January date

13th January in history:
1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942 – World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1978 – U.S. Food & Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.
1988 – Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.

Birthdays today:
1926 – Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)
1938 – Shivkumar Sharma, Indian santoor player and composer
1948 – Gaj Singh, Indian politician
1949 – Rakesh Sharma, Indian pilot and astronaut
1978 – Ashmit Patel, Indian actor

12th January date

12th January in History:
1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
1991 – Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
2004 – The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.

Birthdays you share with:
1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru (d. 2008)
1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet (d. 2014)
1972 – Priyanka Vadra, Indian politician

Festivals and celebrations:
Memorial Day (Turkmenistan)
National Youth Day (India)
Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

11th January date

11th January in History:
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1949 – The first "networked" television broadcasts take place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1986 – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
2015 - Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, a flagship programme of Gujarat government which was attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries.

Birthdays you are sharing with:
1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1973 – Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer

Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Triodion can fall, w…

10th January date

10th January in history:
1645 – Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
1999 – Sanjeev Nanda kills three policemen in New Delhi, India with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
2012 – A bombing in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.
2013 – More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan.

Birthdays you sharing with:
1741 – Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1759)
1894 – Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet (d. 1972)
1911 – Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (d. 2013)
1940 – K. J. Yesudas, Indian singer-songwriter
1964 – Chitti Babu, Indian actor (d. 2013)
1974 – Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Traditional Day (Benin)

9th January date

9th January in History:
1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
1878 – Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1903 – Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
1964 – Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
1965 – The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for acad…

8th January date

8th January in History:
1963 – Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1971 – Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
1973 – Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
1975 – Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
1981 – A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
1982 – The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
1989 – Beginning of Japanese Heisei period.
1994 –…

7th January date

7th January in History
1610 – Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.
1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
1785 – Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
1894 – William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
1904 – The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, United Kingdom.
1931 – Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
1948 – Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Ma…

6th January date

6th January in History:
1912 – New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.
1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.
1930 – The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
1931 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
1947 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1993 – Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
2015 - Team India Cricket for World Cup 2015 declared.
2015 - One of the biggest drop in S&P BSE Sensex index by -3.07%.

Birthday you are sharing with:
1959 – Kapil Dev, Ind…

5th January Date

5th January in History: 1675 – Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg. 1896 – An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays. 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper. 1993 – The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil. 2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

Who you share your birthday with: 1592 – Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666) 1846 – Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926) 1855 – King C. Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932) 1893 – Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952) 1941 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011) 1986 – Deepika Padu…

4th January date

4th January in History:
1762 – Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1948 – Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1951 – Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1958 – Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from orbit.
1959 – Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
2004 – Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2010 – Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.

Who you sharing your Birthday with:
Please let us know if you know someone who celebrating their birthday today.

What some celebrating today:
Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression (Angola)
Day of the Martyrs (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Independence Day (Burma), celebrates the independence of B…

3rd January date

3rd January in History:

January 3 is the third day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. The point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

1956 – A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
1959 – Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.
1999 – The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
2002 – Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
2009 – The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
2015 - 102nd Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Mumbai. The association (ISCA) started in the year 1914 in K…

2nd January date

2nd January in History:

1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France.
1942 – World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces.
1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1967 – Ronald Reagan sworn in as Governor of California.
2014 - Micro-blogging website Twitter has introduces the new feature that will collect tweets in a Facebook-style news feed.

Who you share your birthday with:
1960 – Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)

Deaths on this Day:
Well known scientist Vasant Gowarikar passed away after suffering from a brief illness at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune on Friday, Jan 2, 2015.

Holidays and observances on 2nd January

Ancestry Day (Haiti)
The second day of New Year (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine)
New Year Holiday (Sco…

1st January date

1st January in History.1502 - Present day location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is first explored by Portuguese.
1877 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India.
1906 - British India officially adopts Indian standard time.
1948 - Constitution of Italy comes into force.
1956 - Sudan achieves Independence from Egypt and United Kingdom.
1970 - Unix time begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT.
1983 - ARPANET officially changes to the Internet protocol creating the Internet.
Those who shares your birthday today.
1894 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian Mathematician.
1978 - Vidya Balan, Indian Bollywood actress, model.
Holidays and observances.
Brunei celebrate its independence from United Kingdom in 1984
Haiti celebrates it's independence from France 1804
Sudan celebrate it's independence from United Kingdom 1956
Public domain day