January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.
In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long.
The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907.
On January 1, 1966 - "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health" warning started appearing on cigarettes.
January 1, 1971 - Cigarette television ads cease.
1896 - German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen announced his discovery of X-rays.
January 4, 1975 - Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first US-born saint.
You can read about her on Wikipedia by clicking HERE.
That's all for today.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!