January

January
January Jan"u*a*ry, n. [L. Januarius, fr. Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door, Skr. y[=a] to go.] The first month of the year, containing thirty-one days. [1913 Webster]

Note: Before the adoption of New Style, the commencement of the year was usually reckoned from March 25. [1913 Webster]


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  • January — is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is, on average, the coolest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of… …   Wikipedia

  • January 1 — See also: New Year and New Year s Day << January 2011 >> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa …   Wikipedia

  • January 31 — Groundhog Day Blizzard Satellite image of the storm on the evening of February 1 over the American Midwest. Storm type: Winter storm, Blizzard, Ice storm, Tornadoes, Thundersnow …   Wikipedia

  • January 21 — Events *1189 Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. *1287 The treaty of San Agayz is signed. Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon. *1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born… …   Wikipedia

  • January 4 — Events*46 BC Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. *871 Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army. * 1490 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the… …   Wikipedia

  • January 6 — Events*1066 Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. *1205 Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans. *1449 Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra. *1535 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru. *1494 The first Mass… …   Wikipedia

  • January 20 — In astrology, it is the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius.Events* 250 Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian was martyred. Afterwards the Donatist controversy over readmitting lapsed Christians… …   Wikipedia

  • January 15 — Events *588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC. * 69 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before… …   Wikipedia

  • January 26 — Events*1340 King Edward III of England is declared King of France. *1500 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil. *1531 Lisbon, Portugal hit by an earthquake thousands die. *1564 The Council of Trent issued its… …   Wikipedia

  • January 28 — Events*1077 Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted. *1521 The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25. *1547 Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler …   Wikipedia

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