1752 was the first year in England to officially begin on 1 January.
Until the Calendar Act of 1752, the year in England began officially on 25 March (Lady Day), and not 1 January (even though this was when New Year’s Day was celebrated).
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Fox has reportedly put into development a half-hour sitcom take on the 2005 comedy, which originally starred Will Smith as a dating consultant trying to help out with Kevin James's love life while struggling with his own.
In Scotland, 1 January became the official beginning of the year in 1600, the day after 31 December 1599.