Ephemeris of January 1

Ephemeris of January 1

1999: The Euro, the single European currency adopted by eleven of the fifteen countries of the Union, officially entered the financial markets, and became official currency in 2002.

1796: The Directory replaces the various committees responsible for monitoring French territory with a ministry of the General Police.

1515: The King of France Louis XII, bedridden since December, dies shortly before midnight at the age of 53.

-47 : Julius Caesar meet the queen of egypt Cleopatra and takes sides with her in the conflict between her and her brother Ptolemy.

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