Ajax Loader On This Day | 01 January

On this day:

1912: The Republic of China is founded, to be succeeded by the People’s Republic of China in 1949

1958: The European Economic Community is founded, a predecessor of today’s European Union (EU)

1992: The formation of the Russian Federation followed the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

1993: Czechoslovakia is dissolved into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

1999: The Euro becomes the official currency in 11 countries

Gone on this day:

1782: Johann Christian Bach, German composer

1894: Heinrich Hertz, German physicist

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