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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining January 1. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is January 1 so important!

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Top 10 January 1 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. There are 1,311 people who live in Verkhoyansk, Russia, a town with an average temperature of -45C (-50F) in January. In 2012, the town was attacked by a pack of 400 wolves.

  2. Mickey Mouse is set to become public domain on January 1, 2024

  3. Mickey Mouse becomes public domain on January 1, 2024.

  4. There is a three-digit-code on every egg carton that indicates the date of packaging, starting with January 1 as 001 and ending with December 31 as 365

  5. From January 1 to Nov 29, 2014 the CDC confirmed 610 measles cases in the US. This is the highest number of cases since measles was considered eliminated in 2000. The infection rate in 2013 was less than 200.

  6. On January 1 2019, all works published in 1923 enter the public domain. This is the first public domain entrance of copyrighted material in 20 years.

  7. NYC Police Officers were formally accused of using an illegal chokehold during an arrest 1,048 times from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014 ... that's two complaints filed every three days

  8. January Schofield, who knew the alphabet when she was 13 months old, spoke full sentences at a 1-1/2 years and was tested with a 146 IQ by the age of four. She was also suffering from hallucinations, incredibly violent and diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia

  9. On January 1, 1907 Theodore Roosevelt shook the hands of 8,510 people, setting a world record he held for over 70 years.

  10. As of January 2013 47 houses in Detroit were listed for $500 or less, with five properties listed for $1

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Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" will lose it's copyright and enter the public domain on January 1, 2016. It can be rewritten or distributed by anyone in the world.

In Korea babies are considered 1 year old from birth and everyone ages on New Years Day. This means that in Korea a baby born on December 31st is already two years old by January 1st.

In geology 'the present' is defined as 1 January 1950. This is to simplify carbon dating and the choice of date reflects the fact that nuclear weapons testing artificially altered the proportion of the carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, making dating after that time likely to be unreliable.

The original plans for the Sydney Opera House projected a cost of $7 million and completion date of 26 January 1963. It was finished in 1973, ten years late, and at a cost of $102 million, some 1,500% over budget.

A British woman holds the world record for longest sneezing fit ever recorded. Donna Griffiths started sneezing on January 13th,1981 and didn't stop until September 16th, 1983(997th day). It's estimated she sneezed 1 million times in the first 365 days.

Because he was a plebian, Antony was able to attain the office "Tribune of the Plebs" on January 1, 49 BC, but was expelled from Rome a week later.

On January 1, 1958 the Jupiter-C rocket they developed launched America's first satellite.

Black soldiers, both free and freedmen, were first allowed to fight in the Union army under the Militia Act of July 1862: the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 further sanctioned the use of black troops in the Union army

National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

The world's first commercial airline flight occurred on 1 January 1914 when the former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, flew 21 miles (34 kilometers) to Tampa, Florida. The flight took 23 minutes. Ordinarily, the trip would have taken 2 hours by steamship or 4 hours or more by rail.

Disney has been in a decades-long legal battle to keep the copyright of Mickey Mouse, which should've expired in 1998. It is now set to expire on January 1, 2024.

In January 2006, a group of four men from Australia auctioned themselves to spend the weekend with the promise of "beers, snacks, good conversation and a hell of a lot of laughs" for A$1,300.

On this day, 1 January in 1983, NCP (Network Control Protocol) was switched to TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). This was THE key transition that paved the way for today’s Internet. “One small switch for man, one giant switch for”.

Julius Caesar reformed the traditional Roman calendar, decided January 1 would be the start of the new year, and named the month of July after himself. The month of August was named after his successor, Augustus.

Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi discovered Ceres on January 1, 1801 at Palermo. He classified it as a planet, but then it was demoted to an asteroid in the 1850s when other objects in similar orbits were discovered. In 2006, it was promoted as a dwarf planet, a classification it shares with Pluto that is 14 times more massive.

During his first concert on January 1, 1767 he played the organ, and performed his own violin concerto, an oboe concerto and a harpsichord sonata.

In 1964, William Hill issued a bet of 1000:1 odds to David Threlfall who wagered that a man will set foot on the surface of the moon before the 1st of January 1970.

Sony put it's famous Walkman back on the market this past January . . . and it costs $1,200. The 1980s Walkman cost $200.

Red-naped snake is oviparous species (type of snake that lays eggs). Female lays 1 to 10 eggs (usually 3) during the spring or summer. In the warm areas, eggs hatch during January. In the cooler parts of their range, red-naped snakes emerge from eggs during February.

About the "year 2038 problem" wich relates to representing time in many digital systems as numbers of seconds passed since 1 January 1970 and storing it as a 32-bit integer. On 19 january 2038 the capacity of 32-bit is reached and the date switches back to 13 December 1901.

In January 1917, after he earned his sixteenth victory, Richthofen was awarded the medal of merit, known colloquially at the time as the "Blue Max." He would later earn several other medals, including the Iron Cross.

In 2003 China accounted for the largest number of coal-mining fatalities, accounting for about 80% of the world’s total, although it produced only 35% of the world’s coal. Also on 4 January 2014 The Chinese Government stated that 1,049 people died in the year 2013, down 24 percent from 2012

The One-child Policy introduced by the Chinese government in the late '70s ended on January 1, 2016, when it was changed to a Two-child Policy. Under the new rule, couples still have to ask permission to have a second child.

On 14 January 1995, 133 people playing the National Lottery had to split a £16,293,830.00 jackpot, which came out to £122,510.00 each. In total, 1,932,744 people won at least £10, which ironically cost the lottery more money (roughly £3m more) than the actual jackpot itself