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10 Random January Facts

10 Random January Facts.

10 Random January Facts

 

1.   January is named for Janus, a Roman god.

2.   In the northern half of the world, January is the coldest month. In the southern half of the world, January is the warmest month.

3.   The garnet is the birthstone for January.

4.   The snowdrop is the flower for the month of January.

5.   January 3 is a holiday to celebrate the slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.

6.   Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863.

7.   Inauguration Day for every U.S. President every fourth year, beginning in January 20, 1937.

8.   January is known as the door to the year and is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

9.   Capricorn and Aquarius are the astrological signs for January. Birthdays from January 1st through the 19th fall under the sign of Capricorn. January 20th through the 31st birthdays fall under the sign of Aquarius.

10.                 January is National Soup Month in the United States of America.

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  1. Bloom Again

    On November 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm


    National soup month! Never heard of that one. Interesting article.

  2. sathi.k

    On November 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm


    It’s pretty amazing how so many things can be related to a single month of the year.Nice Share!

  3. PSingh1990

    On November 13, 2010 at 12:49 am


    Nice Share.

    :-)

  4. lapasan

    On November 13, 2010 at 2:43 am


    January is a significant month because it’s the start of the year.

  5. Nirmala Reddy

    On November 13, 2010 at 7:56 am


    very nice share

  6. strategy03

    On November 13, 2010 at 10:47 am


    Thanks for this informative and lovely sharing`

  7. DriftingInsomnia

    On November 15, 2010 at 12:13 am


    Thank you for sharing this! I’d never even heard of the snowdrop flower… learn new things everyday.

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