New Year's Eve Trivia 2
1. January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one
2. The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907.
3. The original New Year's Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was five feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.
4. In 1942 and 1943 the ball lowering was suspended due to the wartime dim-out. The crowds who still gathered in Times Square celebrated with a minute of silence followed by chimes ringing out from an amplifier truck parked at One Times Square.