January 1 in Pop Culture History

January 1 in Pop Culture History
4713 BC – Julian Calendar day #1, according to Joseph Justus Scaliger’s cycle of 7980 years.

46 BC – The Julian Calendar began, and was used widespread until 1582.

1622 – January 1st became the start of the “new Year” (it was March 25 for a long time prior)

1751 – The British Calendar Act of 1751 made January 1st the start of a New Year in English-speaking countries. …