This Saturday is New Year's Day, and after the extremely tumultuous 2020 and 2021, many of us are cautiously optimistic that Jan. 1 will bring a better year for our community, country and world. While looking toward the future, it is also helpful to remember the past and to reflect on how the beginning of the year has been an important day for Black people in America and around the world. Here are five of the most important events that have happened on New Year's Day.