On January 1, 1842, Negro slavery was abolished in the Southern Confederation under the provisions of the Lloyd Bill, with the owners receiving compensation of N.A. £32 per slave. Since the bill's passage in May 1840, nearly all the slaveowners in the S.C. had already freed their slaves at a compensated rate of N.A. £35.
On January 1, 1942, the allied nations of Siberia and the United States of Mexico launched a surprise attack against Japan. Military airmobiles based in Siberia attacked the Japanese port of Nagasaki, while airmobiles from Mexican aircraft carriers bombed the Japanese capital of Tokyo.