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JIM: Only seven births on Jan. 1 from 1951-1960

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New Year's birth are rare, indeed. I just checked the Adair County vital statistic records and found that for the ten-year period 1951-1960, there were 2,267 recorded births in Adair County. Of that number, only seven (five females, two males) occurred on January 1st, an amazingly scant 0.31% of the total, or exactly one-half of the statistical per diem birth rate for the time frame.

Another interesting but completely useless bit of trivia: only two of these seven New Year's Day births occurred in odd-numbered years. 1953, 1955, and 1959 got skunked, along with one even-numbered year, 1952. There were two January 1st Adair County births in 1954. -JimWe now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress. -CM

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