New Year’s Family History Numbers

New Year’s Family History Numbers

Happy New Year! We're celebrating with some quick facts and figures related to New Year celebrations around the world!

Happy New Year! Here are some facts and figures related to celebrations past and present:

255: years Americans have officially observed the start of the new year Jan. 1
200,000: attendees at the first Times Square New Year’s Eve party in 1904
1 million: Times Square revelers today
110: years New York City has dropped the famous ball in Times Square
5: verses in Auld Lang Syne, literally “old long since”
108: gongs struck in Buddhist temples Dec. 31 at midnight
12: grapes Spaniards traditionally eat to ring in the new year
49: points for Michigan (to Stanford’s 0) in the first Rose Bowl game, in 1902
35 million: Viewers of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2016
25: estimated percent of New Year’s resolutions that don’t last past Jan.
8: estimated percent of people that keep their resolution all year

 

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