January Interesting Facts
Leap years exempted, January always begins on the same day as October. In leap years, January always begins on the same day as April and July. Since 2020 is a leap year January and October will start on different days of the week, while January, April and July will all begin on a Wednesday.
January Holidays and Observances
Celebrated around the world, New Year's Day fell on a Wednesday this year.
We also celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. the third Monday of January, this year falling on January 20th. Rev. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA. He was a Baptist minister and a prominent civil rights activist beginning early in his career. Among other things he led the march on Washington in 1963 where he delivered his now famous “I Have A Dream” speech. In 1964 King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and discrimination through non-violent means. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis,TN.
Played each year in Florida the Orange Bowl has been a New Year's Day tradition since 1935. Below are a few statistics on the 1935 Orange Bowl game compared with the 2020 Orange Bowl Game!
|Location||Miami Field in Miami, FL
||Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
|Score||Bucknell Bison - 26
Miami Hurricanes - 0
|Florida Gators - 36
Virginia Cavaliers - 28
|Number of People in Attendance||5,000||69,157|
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