Monday, the 12th of January, 2015 is the 12th day in 2015 and in the 3rd calendar week.
General Events:
Coming of Age Day
January 12, 2015 in Japan
Coming of Age Day is celebrated on January 12, 2015. Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include coming of age ceremonies held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties amongst family and friends.
Where is Coming of Age Day?
Nationwide Japan
Youth Day in India
January 12, 2015 in India
Youth Day in India takes place on January 12, 2015. Youth Day in India is celebrated on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to the English calendar) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India’s Communication, ‘It was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.’
Where is Youth Day in India?
Nationwide India
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
January 12, 2015 in the World
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day just could be your day……… if you’re a fabulous wild guy.
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day is celebrated on January 12, 2015. Henry David Thoreau wrote the famous phrase, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Attempts to identify the characteristics of wildness are varied. One consideration sees wildness as that part of nature which is not controllable by humans. Nature retains a measure of autonomy, or wildness, apart from human constructions.
The extent to which masculinity is a result of nature or nurture, a matter of what someone is born with or how they are socialised, has been the subject of much debate. There is an extensive debate about how children develop gender identities. On the nature side of the debate, it is argued that masculinity is inextricably linked with the male body.
Where is the event?
Pharmacist Day
January 12, 2015 in the USA
National Pharmacist Day takes place on January 12, 2015. Pharmacists, also known as chemists or druggists, are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. The role of the pharmacist has shifted from the classical “lick, stick, and pour” dispensary role, to being an integrated member of the health care team directly involved in patient care.
Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand biochemical mechanisms of action of drugs, drug uses, and therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions, and monitoring parameters. This is mated to anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Pharmacists interpret and communicate this specialized knowledge to patients, physicians, and other health care providers.
Where is Pharmacist Day?
Nationwide USA
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 12, 2015 in the USA
The 2nd Monday of each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Clean Off Your Desk Day heralds the beginning of some serious spring cleaning. Do you really need all that junk, old paperwork and mess on your desk?
This day was created as an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized work space.  Whether your desk is in a private office, shared office, cubicle,  home office or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your work space uncluttered, organized,  refreshed and clean will help you work more efficiently and give you a sense of serenity.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 12th January:
1528 – Gustav I of Sweden “father of the nation” crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
1552 – Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
1616 – Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco
1807 – Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die
1816 – France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
1820 – Royal Astronomical Society founded in England
1872 – Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
1875 – Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
1879 – British Zulu War begins: Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand
1906 – Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1913 – After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin (‘man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat
1918 – Finland’s “Mosaic Confessors” law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
1933 – US Congress recognize independence Philippines
1950 – USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
1961 – UN genocide pact goes into effect
1966 – “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC
1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation
1974 – Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as “Islamic Arab Republic”
1976 – UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organisation
1990 – Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
1995 – Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.