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Fun facts about the month of January....

+January was named for the Roman God Janus. Janus was known as the protector of gates and doorways. Janus also symbolizes beginnings and transitions.

+On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened, allowing for the migration of over 20 million people.

+January is not only a month but the name of Brazil's second largest city.

+The name of the full moon occurring in January is the wolf moon.

+On January 30, 1847, the town of Yerba Buena officially changed its name to San Francisco.

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