January 1, 2000 in History


After years of preparation for Y2K, only minor computer-related problems were reported (a problem with Hotmail, with a nuclear power plant in Japan and with apartment heating in Korea)

More Notable Events on January 1:
1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect
1985 VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
1901 Commonwealth of Australia established
1892 Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln
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