What is January?

  • (noun): The first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice.
    Synonyms: Jan


January (i/ˈdʒænjuːˌɛəri/ JAN-ew-AIR-ee) is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter) and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer). In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere.

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1875 - Births - January–June
... January 5 – James Stuart Blackton, American film producer (d. 1941) January 7 – Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1963) January 9 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and socialite (d ...
2003 In Politics - Deaths - January–February
... January 5 Roy Jenkins, former president of the European Commission (1977–1981) January 6 Sir Gerald Cash, former Governor-General of the Bahamas (1979–1988) January 10 C ... Douglas Dillon, former treasury secretary of the United States (1961–1965) January 12 Leopoldo Galtieri, former president of Argentina (1981–1982) January 27 Henryk Jabłoński ...
January Symbols
... January's birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy ... The Chinese floral emblem of January is the Prunus mume ... The Japanese floral emblem of January is the camellia (Camellia sinensis) ...
1986 - Deaths - January
... January 1 – Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902) January 2 – Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903) January 4 Christopher Isherwood, English writer (b ...
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