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  1. The 2038 Problem, a computer science problem theorized to be worse than Y2K. 2038 day will occur on January 19th at 3:14:07 UTC, when the number of seconds since the clock started (January 1st 1971), passes the maximum integer in 32 bits (2^31).

  2. The first man ever convicted of speeding, Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, was fined $10 on January 28th, 1896 for driving 8 mph in a 2 mph zone.

  3. 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).

  4. Doolittle was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January 1942, just after the Pearl Harbor attacks.

  5. It was nearly two years later, January 27, 1944, when the United States government finally informed the public about the death march.

  6. The Battle of Anzio, which lasted from January 22 to June 5, 1944, was an Allied amphibious invasion that was intended to flank most of the German defensive lines. Although successful, it was quite costly.

  7. 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.

  8. On January 2, Bragg ordered an assault of a heavily armed Union troops near a hill east of Stones River. The Union held off the assault easily, devastating the Confederates.

  9. Females produce offspring every 8 to 12 months. Pregnancy lasts 118 days and ends with 2 to 4 piglets. Babies are born during the dry season, from January to March.

  10. Mating season of Atlantic canary takes place from January to July. These birds produce 2 to 3 broods per year.

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Beavers mate during January and February. Each year, female gives birth to (usually) two babies, called kits. They spend their first month of life in the lodges. Young beavers stay with their parents for 2 years and help them maintain the dam and lodges.

The Japanese evacuation, known as Operation Ke, began on January 14.

Patton attained the rank of major in January 1918 and began training soldiers in armored warfare shortly thereafter.

The Nazi government admitted defeat on public radio on January 31, 1943.

Hirohito died on January 7, 1989 of cancer at the age of eighty-seven.

Before January and February existed, there was just a 2-month-long "monthless period" between December and March

NASA spacecraft 'Deep Impact' is lost in space, as NASA lost communication with it due to a similar problem to the Y2K bug. It was lost exactly 2^32 seconds after January 1st, 2000 - the most likely reason being that the time tracker onboard had overflowed.

The battle was fought from December 31, 1862 until January 2, 1863.

Cheerios were made as "Millenios" that were stocked on store shelves from 1999 to January 2000. The cereal featured brown sugar "2" shaped Cheerios, and the box also had instructions on how to make it a time capsule on the back.

On January 12, 2007, a woman died after drinking nearly 2 gallons (7.6 liters) of water in over 3 hours in an attempt to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest was called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii," in which contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating.

By December 11th, 2013 there had been 2 million units sold. By January 6, 2014, 3 million had sold.

Between 30 January and 8 February 1658 during the Second Northern War, King Charles X Gustav of Sweden marched his army across 2 frozen straits dealing a crushing blow to Denmark, and led to the Treaty of Roskilde later that year, which handed Scania to Sweden.

As of January 2017, the Doomsday Clock is set at 2 and a half minutes to Midnight, the second closest setting to Midnight since the clock's conception.

The Year 2038 problem, where systems that wrap their UNIX time counters and storing it as 32-bit signed integer will reach its maximum capacity (2,147,483,647 seconds after 1 January 1970), the number will wrap around to become -2147483647 and will mean 13 December 1901 on these systems

People in Bhutan turn 1 year old on January 1st, irrespective of their birth dates, due to administrative purposes. Also Bhutanese believe they are 1 year old by default when they are born. So a child born on 31st of december will automatically turn 2 year old the very next day.

The first legal gay marriage in modern times took place on January 14, 2001, but it wasn't legally recognized for 2 more years

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