Picture of the Day and B'days for Jan. 1
|Today is Thursday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2009. There are 364 days remaining in the year.
Want to wish your foreign friends a happy holiday? (Source: TheHolidaySpot)
Arabic Kul 'am wa antum bikhair
Bulgarian × (pronounced "Chestita Nova Godina")
Cambodian Soursdey Chhnam Tmei
Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le
Croatian Sretna Nova godina!
Dutch GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR!
Eskimo Kiortame pivdluaritlo
French Bonne Annee
Gaelic Bliadhna mhath ur
German Prosit Neujahr
Greek Kenourios Chronos
Hawaiian Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Hebrew L'Shannah Tovah
Iraqi Sanah Jadidah
Irish Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit
Italian Felice anno nuovo
Japanese Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Portuguese Feliz Ano Novo
Russian S Novim Godom
Spanish Feliz Ano ~Nuevo
Swahili Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaº
Swedish GOTT NYTT R! /Gott nytt r!
Ukrainian Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Tan Nien
Welsh : Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
On Jan. 1, 1772, the first Traveler's Cheques go on sale in London.
On Jan. 1, 1892, Ellis Island opens and starts processing immigrants into the United States.
On Jan. 1, 1902, the first American college football game is held in Pasadena. Michigan and Stanford face off in the Rose Bowl.
On Jan 1, 1908, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the new year.
Today's Birthdays: Author J.D. Salinger is 90. Former wrestler Jimmy Ray Hart is 65. Politician Jon Corzine is 62. Joseph Saddler, aka Grandmaster Flash, is 51. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer is 45. Actor Verne Troyer is 40.
Picture of the Day: (credit timessquarenyc.org) The way it was -- Times Square in the 1900s
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