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2015 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2015
MMXV
Ab urbe condita 2768
Armenian calendar 1464
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԴ
Assyrian calendar 6765
Bahá'í calendar 171–172
Bengali calendar 1422
Berber calendar 2965
British Regnal year 63 Eliz. 2 – 64 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2559
Burmese calendar 1377
Byzantine calendar 7523–7524
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
4711 or 4651
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
4712 or 4652
Coptic calendar 1731–1732
Discordian calendar 3181
Ethiopian calendar 2007–2008
Hebrew calendar 5775–5776
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2071–2072
 - Shaka Samvat 1937–1938
 - Kali Yuga 5116–5117
Holocene calendar 12015
Igbo calendar 1015–1016
Iranian calendar 1393–1394
Islamic calendar 1436–1437
Japanese calendar Heisei 27
(平成27年)
Juche calendar 104
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4348
Minguo calendar ROC 104
民國104年
Thai solar calendar 2558
Unix time 1420070400–1451606399

2015 (MMXV) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

2015 has been designated the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.[1]


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  • July 14 – NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is expected to fly by Pluto and Charon and explore the area for five months, until the distance becomes too great. New Horizons will then enter the Kuiper belt and eventually leave the Solar System.[40] The spacecraft will be the second to visit a dwarf planet.

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Deaths[edit]

Main article: Deaths in 2015
Further information: Category:2015 deaths
Deaths
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Nations Observances: International Years". United Nations. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Договор о Евразийском экономическом союзе
  3. ^ Kropaitas, Zivile (2015-01-01). "Lithuania joins Baltic neighbours in euro club". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Boko Haram destroys at least 16 villages in NE Nigeria: officials". Business Insider. Agence France-Presse. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's Baga town hit by new assault". BBC World News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Smith, Alexander (8 January 2015). "Boko Haram Torches Nigerian Town of Baga; 2,000 Missing: Senator". NBC News. National Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Boko Haram kills dozens in fresh raids in Nigerian town". Thomson Reuters. Reuters. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "'Francogeddon' as Swiss franc ends euro cap". BBC News. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "'Francogeddon': New Zealand foreign exchange broker shuts after Swiss national bank scraps currency cap". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Yemen president quits amid worsening crisis". Al Jazeera. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap". BBC. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ukraine crisis: Kiev and pro-Russian rebels claim ceasefire was broken '139 times' on first day as both sides fail to withdraw heavy weapons". The Independent. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  13. ^ "Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2199 (2015), Security Council Condemns Trade with Al-Qaida Associated Groups, Threatens Further Targeted Sanctions". United Nations. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Egypt Conducts Airstrikes on Islamic State Targets in Libya". The New York Times. 2015-02-16. Retrieved 2015-02-16. 
  15. ^ "ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq". Al Jazeera. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Reports: ISIS bulldozed ancient Hatra city in Mosul - RiyadhVision". RiyadhVision. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ancient site Khorsabad attacked by Islamic State: reports". Toronto Star. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet". NASA. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Nasa's Dawn probe achieves orbit around Ceres". BBC. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Isis welcomes Boko Haram's allegiance and plays down coalition 'victories'". The Guardian. 12 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Germanwings plane 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps - no survivors". BBC. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Saudi and Arab allies bomb Houthi positions in Yemen". Aljazeera. 26 March 2015. 
  23. ^ Almasy, Steve; Hanna, Jason (26 March 2015). "Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen". CNN. 
  24. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/world/africa/kenyan-students-describe-shabab-attack-on-garissa-university-college.html
  25. ^ "Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped". April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,200". latimes.com (Los Angeles Times). 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  27. ^ "Nepal earthquake: 52 dead, hundreds injured in India, huge damage in bordering areas". Hindustan Times. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken". KSL. Associated Press. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  29. ^ Stanglin, Doug. "Hundreds dead as 7.8 magnitude quake rocks Nepal". USA Today. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "Rubella (German measles) eradicated from Americas". BBC. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "Learn More About Expo Milano 2015". Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record". BBC News Online. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  33. ^ Reyburn, Scott (11 May 2015). "Two Artworks Top $100 Million Each at Christie’s Sale (Artsbeat blog)". New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  34. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-1-quake-strikes-nepal-usgs-072155570.html
  35. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/12/nepal-hit-by-second-huge-earthquake
  36. ^ a b http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/apr/25/nepal-earthquake-nation-worst-tremor-80-years-kathmandu-live-updates
  37. ^ "Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard". The New York Times. 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  38. ^ "Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president amid corruption scandal". BBC Sport. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 
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  40. ^ "New Horizons". NASA. August 24, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  41. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31642215
  42. ^ Bandow, Doug (December 5, 2011). "Why Doesn't South Korea Defend The United States?". Forbes. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to 2015 at Wikimedia Commons