What do Paul Revere, Lorenzo de Medici, J. Edgar Hoover and Betsy Ross all have in common?
– All struggled with dyslexia
– All wrote left-handed
– Christmas Day saw each baptized in the church
– All were born Jan. 1
All of the historical figures listed made their entrance into the world on January 1st. Tradition says that babies born on this day live the luckiest of lives. These babies supposedly bring joy and good fortune to everyone around them. The iconic “baby new year” personifies this association of babies, good luck and the new year. This tradition began in ancient Greece with an infant basket paraded around to symbolize the rebirth of Dionysus, the god of wind and fertility. Source: History.com
All were born Jan. 1
January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Friday, Sunday, or Tuesday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Saturday or Monday (56). This day is known as New Year’s Day since the day marks the beginning of the year.