Monday, the 5th of January, 2015 is the 5th day in 2015 and in the 2nd calendar week.
General Events:
Handsel Monday
January 5, 2015 in Scotland
Handsel Monday is observed on January 05, 2015. Handsel Monday is the first Monday of the year, particularly as used to be celebrated in Scotland and northern England. Among the rural population of Scotland, Auld Hansel Monday, is traditionally celebrated on the firstMonday after January 12. This custom reflects a reluctance to switch from the Old (Julian) style calendar to the New (Gregorian) calendar. January 1 is the earliest day on which Handsel Monday can fall.
Where is Handsel Monday?
Nationwide Scotland
National Thank God It’s Monday Day
January 5, 2015 in the USA
National Thank God It’s Monday Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday in January.  This day was created to celebrate all things that start/happen on a Monday in the  the upcoming year, such as; a new job, a promotion, birthdays, holidays, vacations and etc.  This is also a day, which starts out the first full week of the new year, to look ahead with positive hope, energy, enthusiasm and excitement for all things to come in the next 12 months.
Our research failed to find the creator and the origin of National Thank God It’s Monday Day, an “unofficial” holiday.
Where is National Thank God It’s Monday Day?
Nationwide USA
National Bird Day
January 5, 2015 in the USA
National Bird Day takes place on January 05, 2015. It is an annual holiday with half a million adherents who celebrate through birdwatching, studying birds, bird drinking games including ‘bird date’ and other bird-related activities. Bird adoption is a particularly important National Bird Day activity. According to the newspaper Atlanta Journal Constitution, many bird enthusiasts celebrate by adopting birds and by educating future bird owners about the special issues involved with taking care of birds, including their “screaming, biting, constant cleanups, the need for daily interaction and a varied diet”.
Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. With around 10,000 living species, they are the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates. All living species of birds have wings. Wings are evolved forelimbs, and most bird species can fly. Flightless birds include ratites, penguins, and a number of diverse endemic island species. Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animal species; a number of bird species have been observed manufacturing and using tools, and many social species exhibit cultural transmission of knowledge across generations.
Though human activities have allowed the expansion of a few species, such as the Barn Swallow and European Starling, they have caused population decreases or extinction in many other species. Over a hundred bird species have gone extinct in historical times. The most commonly cited human threat to birds is habitat loss. Other threats include overhunting, accidental mortality due to structural collisions, pollution, competition and predation from nonnative invasive species, and climate change.
Governments and conservation groups work to protect birds, either by passing laws that preserve and restore bird habitat or by establishing captive populations for reintroductions. Such projects have produced some successes; one study estimated that conservation efforts saved 16 species of bird that would otherwise have gone extinct between 1994 and 2004, including the California Condor and Norfolk Parakeet.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Twelfth Night 2015
January 5, 2015 in the World
Twelfth Night takes place on January 05, 2015. Twelfth Night is a festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas. It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as “the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking”. There is some confusion these days, however, as to which night is Twelfth Night: modern practice is often to regard the night of Epiphany itself (sixth of January) to be Twelfth Night. The older tradition of Twelfth Night being the 5 January stems from the medieval practice of the day beginning at sunset, rather than at midnight as it does now. Thus Twelfth Night falls on 5 January, ahead of Twelfth Day on the 6th. A recent belief in some English-speaking countries holds that it is unlucky to leave Christmas decorations hanging after Twelfth Night, a belief originally attached to the festival of Candlemas which celebrates the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (2 February).
Where is Twelfth Night?
Historical Events on 5th January:
1477 – Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1554 – Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
1709 – Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
1719 – Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
1834 – Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
1840 – Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
1841 – James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
1895 – French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
1896 – The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
1914 – Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
1925 – Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
1930 – Mao Zedong writes “A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire”
1945 – Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon “Odor-able Kitty”
1961 – US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1976 – Cambodia is renamed “Democratic Kampuchea”
1985 – Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
1998 – Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory