1st January

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YearItemDetail
2002 Euro Currency Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve European Community countries
1999 Euro Currency The Euro currency is introduced
1995 Frederick West found dead Frederick West is found dead hanged in his prison cell at Winson Green prison near Birmingham.
1995 EC - Finland Finland is admitted to the European Community
1995 World Trade Organisation The World Trade Organisation comes into being
1995 EC - Sweden Sweden admitted into the European Community
1995 EC - Austria Austria admitted into the European Community
1988 Perestroika laws come into effect Legislation initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev under his plan for Perestroika come into effect this day, transferring much of the economic processes from state to private enterprise.
1986 EC - Portugal Portugal is admitted in to the European Community
1986 EC - Spain Spain is admitted to the European Community
1981 EC - Greece Greece is admitted to the European Community
1973 EC - Denmark Denmark is admitted to the European Community
1973 EC - Ireland Ireland is admitted in to the European Community
1973 EC - United Kingdom United Kingdom is admitted in to the European Community
1972 Maurice Chevalier dies French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier dies.

 

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