Video: History Of The Times Square Ball Drop

I have no desire to be in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, but it’s fun to watch on TV. For all of you history buffs out there, here’s a video of the history of the world famous Times Square ball drop. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square began in 1904 after the dreaded New York Times moved operations there. At the time they celebrated with fireworks, but people didn’t like the ashes raining down on them, so they came up with the idea of the ball.