Tuesday, the 13th of January, 2015 is the 13th day in 2015 and in the 3rd calendar week.
General Events:
National Rubber Ducky Day
January 13, 2015 in the USA
Today is National Rubber Ducky Day! In 1970, Jim Henson performed the song “Rubber Duckie” as Ernie on Sesame Street, and the rubber duck bath toy has been an iconic American symbol ever since. Rubber ducks have been around since the rise of the rubber industry in the late 1800s, but no one knows their exact origin.
Did you know that in January of 1992, a shipment of 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean? By 2007, the “Friendly Floatees” had traveled 17,000 miles around the world on the ocean currents. Some are still afloat today! Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic, and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean.

Where is National Rubber Ducky Day?
Nationwide USA
Make Your Dream Come True Day
January 13, 2015 in the World
Make Your Dream Come True Day gives you the opportunity to do something to realize your goals and dreams. Whatever your dreams are, they usually don’t come true without some effort on your part. So, today is the perfect opportunity to do something about it.
On this day do something, anything, to move in the direction of achieving your dreams. Sure, sometimes it takes several steps to accomplish them. So view today as a time to get started on them. With a little effort, they will come true!
Where is Make Your Dream Come True Day?
Worldwide
St. Knut’s Day
January 13, 2015 in Sweden / Finland
St. Knut’s Day is celebrated on January 13, 2015. St. Knut’s Day, also called Tjugondag jul, Tjugondag Knut or Knutomasso, is a traditional festival celebrated in Sweden and Finland. It is not celebrated in Denmark despite being named for the Danish prince Canute Lavard, and later also associated with his uncle, Canute the Saint, the patron saint of Denmark. Christmas trees are taken down on Tjugondag jul, and the candies and cookies that decorated the tree are eaten.
Where is St. Knut’s Day?
Nationwide Sweden / Finland
Old New Year 2015
January 13, 2015 in the World
Old New Year is observed on January 13, 2015. The Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year is an informal traditional Orthodox holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Old New Year falls on January 13 in the Gregorian calendar, 13 days after its New Year.
Where is Old New Year?
Worldwide
Lohri 2015
January 13, 2015 in India
Lohri is celebrated on January 13, 2015. Lohri is an extremely popular festival celebrated by the Punjabi people. This agricultural winter festival is celebrated in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttrakhand and Jammu. The origins of Lohri are many and link the festival to Punjab. Many people believe the festival was originally celebrated on winter solstice day, being the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
With time, the festival spread to the states adjoining Punjab – Sindh, Jammu, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi. Lohri falls in the month of Paush i.e. around 13 January, as per the Gregorian calendar. It is, actually, celebrated a day before Makara Sankranthi, as it marks the end of the winter season. The sun usually enters the Nirayana Makara rashi (Capricorn) on January 14.
There are many origins of Lohri: all forming part of folklore. A key feature of Lohri is the bonfire, it signifies the return of longer days. During the day, children go from door to door singing folk songs in praise of Dulha Bhatti. These children are given sweets and savories, and occasionally, money. Turning them back empty-handed is regarded inauspicious.
Where is Lohri?
Nationwide India
International Skeptics Day
January 13, 2015 in the World
International Skeptics Day is the perfect day for you…the “doubting Thomas”.
Perhaps the earth isn’t really round!? Maybe, the sky isn’t truely blue!? Does he(she) really love me!? ……..These are the words and questions of the classical skeptic.
By definition, a skeptic is a person who questions or doubts facts and theories. He, or she, is a mis-believer. A skeptic does not accept the “Given”. If you are inclined to doubt things that you see or hear, then International Skeptics Day is for you.
If you practice a little, I’m sure we can make a good skeptic out of you. Go ahead, give it a try. And, what better day to practice skepticism, than  International Skeptics Day?
We suspect that a real skeptic created this day. And, they did so by first creating doubt about the date to celebrate this special day. We found three dates: January 13th, October 13th, and the first Friday of the year. While Friday the 13th sounds intriguing, we have our doubts……….
Skeptical Organizations  – In case you doubted their existence, there are skeptics groups all over the world: http://www.freeinquiry.com/skeptic/organizations/
Where is event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 13th January:
1099 – Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria
1404 – The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state)
1559 – Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1610 – Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1785 – John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1794 – Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1830 – Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
1863 – Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
1898 – Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J’accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus
1915 – Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
1930 – “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears
1938 – The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
1943 – Hitler declares “Total War”
1953 – Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
1958 – 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
1975 – Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of “actual strangulation of the industrialized world” in the wake of oil shock
1980 – Togo’s constitution becomes effective
1989 – Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
1992 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
1993 – French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
2000 – Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position