New Years Eve
SOURCE: BBC History Extra
Sobriety, royal presents and Victorian-era musings on failure: an unexpected history of New Year
Today, we associate New Year’s Eve with raucous and optimistic parties, followed the next day by hungover resolutions to change our ways in the months ahead. But New Year celebrations haven’t always been so.
SOURCE: Popular Mechanics
‘Here We Go. The Chaos Is Starting’: An Oral History of Y2K
Once upon a time, we all thought the world was going to end on January 1, 2000. Two decades after the panic of the century, it’s time to finally hear from the people who spent years—and billions of dollars—making sure it didn’t.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
America’s best New Year’s Eve parties happened in 1865
by Christopher Wilson
New Year’s Day 1865—and those in the two years previous—were among the most poignant and pregnant with new beginnings in American history.
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