On This Day: January 01st
This is 1st day of the year and 364 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—24 Tevet 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 26th day of the 11th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time at Times Square in New York City.
1735–1818, American patriot
J. Edgar Hooverdirector of FBI
J. D. Salingerwriter
Lorenzo de' Medicimerchant prince
Huldreich ZwingliProtestant reformer
Pierre de Coubertinfather of the Modern Olympic Games
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.