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January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It has a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day.

January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology.

Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (meaning "wolf month") and Charlemagne's designation Wintarmanoth ("winter / cold month"). In Slovene, it is traditionally called prosinec.

According to Theodor Mommsen, 1 January became the first day of the year in 600 AUC of the Roman calendar (153 BC), due to disasters in the Lusitanian War.

US holidays in January

- New Year's Day is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. It's also called New Year or New Year's and is observed on January 1.

- Stephen Foster Memorial Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on January 13. According to 36 U.S.C. $ 140, Stephen Foster Memorial Day celebrates the life of American songwriter Stephen Foster.

- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15.

- Kansas Day is a holiday in the state of Kansas in the United States. It is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the state's 1861 admission to the Union.

Special days around the world

  • New Years Day
  • National Buffet Day
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Screenwriters Day
  • Technology Day
  • Arkansas Day
  • National Milk Day
  • National Hat Day
  • Michigan Day
  • Cheese Lover's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • National Florida Day

Birthdays in January

There are 10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in January.

JANUARY 6, 1412 - Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.

JANUARY 7, 1891 - Zora Neale Hurston was an influential author of African-American literature, anthropologist, and filmmaker, who portrayed racial struggles in the early-20th-century American South, and published research on Haitian Vodou.

JANUARY 8, 1947 - DAVID BOWIE was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s.

JANUARY 8, 1935 - ELVIS PRESLEY was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

JANUARY 9, 1908 - was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.

JANUARY 11, 1755 - ALEXANDER HAMILTON was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

JANUARY 15, 1929 - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

JANUARY 17, 1942 - MUHAMMAD ALI was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist.

JANUARY 25, 1882 - VIRGINIA WOOLF was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

JANUARY 26, 1892 - BESSIE COLEMAN was an early American civil aviator.

January Symbols

- January's birthstone is the garnet.

- The zodiac signs for the month of January are Capricorn and Aquarius.

January in History

There are some major historical events happened on January. If you think it important to you just add to your january 2021 editable calendar.

January 1, 1776 - During the American Revolution, George Washington unveiled the Grand Union Flag, the first national flag in America.

January 4, 1790 - President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address.

January 8, 1982 - The American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) Company was broken up as a result of an antitrust suit. AT&T gave up 22 local Bell system companies, opening the U.S. telephone system to competition.

January 10, 1863 - The world's first underground railway service opened in London, the Metropolitan line between Paddington and Farringdon.

January 13, 1893 - The British Independent Labor Party was founded with James Keir Hardie as its leader.

January 15, 1559 - Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was crowned as Elizabeth I in Westminster Abbey.

January 25, 1959 - An American Airlines Boeing 707 made the first scheduled transcontinental U.S. flight, traveling from California to New York.