History highlights: what's happened on New Year's Day
A look back at important events that took place on January 1st
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A date celebrated throughout the world, January 1st is usually associated with change and new beginnings. But the first day of the year also went down in history for other reasons. Click through this gallery and be surprised by the events that have taken place on New Year's Day.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age