January the first month of every year, as considered by the northern hemisphere, is arguably the coldest month of the year. It is the first month to have 31 days and it usurped March from being the first month of the year after about 450 BC or 153 BC according to some Roman scriptures. Anywho, let's learn more about the Facts About January!
1. Named after…
The month of January is named after the Roman God Janus, who is the God of beginning and transitions or often called the God of doorways. Having 2 faces, he watches over the past as well as the future.
2. Birthstone is…
Red Garnet is the birthstone of January. The garnet represents balance in life, something that we always are in dire need of, after the hectic month of December!
3. Blood donation month
All over America, January is marked as the National Donate Blood Donate Month by the American Red Cross. Run to your nearest Blood Bank and help those who need it!
4. The divorce month
January is the divorce month, for most of the couples that divorce each other do so in the month of January than any other month. Guess their priorities change with the changing year eh?
5. Zodiac Signs
The Zodiac signs for January are:
- Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
- Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
6. Lily Potter's birthday
The fictional character, Lily Potter, mother of Harry Potter, from the Harry Potter novel and movie series was born on January 30th, 1960.
7. Republic Day of India
In the year 1950, India became a republic nation! On January 26th Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act.
8. Golden gate bridge!
5th January 1933 saw the beginning of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was completed in 6 months.
9. Elvis's birthday!
The King of Rock and Roll or just called as The King, Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935.
10. The birth of Wikipedia!
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia, the biggest encyclopedia online on January 15th, 2001. It's a combination of the 2 words wiki & encyclopedia.
11. MH370 official declaration!
The International passenger flight from Malasia MH370 was officially declared as an accident and all its passengers were presumed to be dead in January 2015.
12. Gandhi's assassination
The Father of the Nation (India), Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Vinayak Godse in New Delhi on 30th, January 1948 for allowing the partition of free India.
13. Interesting traits of January borns!
The people born in the month of January have a strong motivation to succeed, gain power & earn respect. You are very emotional and a sensitive person by nature, you love children and are basically a home person. Lastly, you tend to get jealous quickly!