January 2017




  1. Cervical Cancer Month

2. Welcome 45





  1. The 1st month of the year brings us New Year’s Day, MLK day, and the excitement of new beginnings.In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, January is the very first month of the year. The name January came from a Roman god Janus. According to the Roman legend, in 700 B.C., the ruler Numa Pompilius added January to the end of the 10-month Roman calendar. When it was added, Pompilius gave 30 days to January. However, Romans later made January the first month of the year. Moreover, in 46 B.C. Julius Caesar added a one more day to January and that’s why there are 31 in January today. January was known as the wolf month to the Anglo-Saxons because in winter, wolves came into the villages to search for food. It is the coldest month in the northern half of the world, nature is quiet and the birds travel less. Also, the bears and woodchucks go into hibernation. However, in southern half of the world, January is the warmest month. During this time, unlike the northern half of the world, animals are active and plants are growing.Below are some fun facts about January:
1. The flower symbol of January is snowdrop & carnation.
2. January’s gem is garnet which represents constancy.
3. The zodiac signs for January is Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
4. The Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published on January 10, 1776.
5. On January 10, 1920 the League of Nations was established.
6. National Blood Donor Month
7. National Braille Literacy Month
8. National Hobby Month
9. National Soup Month
10. National Staying Healthy Month
11. On January 8, 1798, Amendment 11 to Constitution was proclaimed which modified the Supreme Court’s power.
12. On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state.
13. On January 6, 1912. New Mexico became the 47th state.
14. January 8 – Elvis Presley’s birthday
15. January 11 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States
16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States – Third Monday
17. On January 2, 1788, Georgia ratified the Constitution.
18. January 26 – Republic Day in India
19. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln.
20. On the first Monday of January, Handsel Monday is celebrated in Scotland and northern England.




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