The Surprising Origins of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Tradition — TIME

On New Year’s Eve, Americans may turn on their televisions and have a ball watching a sparkling orb be lowered from a flagpole at the top of One Times Square. The conclusion of the ball drop has become the annual signal that the clock has struck midnight on the first day of the year. But,…

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