Today is Wednesday January 1, 2014
1st day of 2014, 364 remaining
Special Celebrations today:
Today is New Years Day. World Peace Day
It's also Bloody Mary Day, Apple Gifting Day, Independence Day in Cameroon, Sudan and Western Samoa.
This is the start of National Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Soup Month and Wheat Bread Month.
On this day in...
1840: The first recorded bowling match was recorded in the U.S.
1863: President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves in the U.S.
1892: Ellis Island Immigration station formally opened in New York.
1901: The first Tournament of Roses game was played.
1934: Alcatraz Island officially became a Federal Prison.
1994: NAFTA went into effect.
If today is your birthday, you share it with:
George Washington Carver
J. Edgar Hoover
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