2015

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2015 by topic:
Arts
ArchitectureComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Country, Metal, UK) – RadioTelevisionVideo gaming
Politics
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Science and technology
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Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
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) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar, 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 was designated as:


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Pluto as imaged by the New Horizons probe on 14 July

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Deaths[edit]

Main article: Deaths in 2015
Further information: Category:2015 deaths
Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December


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Nobel Prizes[edit]

Nobel medal

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Договор о Евразийском экономическом союзе
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  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. 
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  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". London: 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. ^ Kirkpatrick, David D. (2015-02-16). "Egypt Conducts Airstrikes on Islamic State Targets in Libya". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-16. 
  15. ^ "ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq". Al Jazeera. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
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  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. 
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  24. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey (April 3, 2015). "Come Out and Live, Shabab Told Kenya Students. It Was a Lie". The New York Times. 
  25. ^ "Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped". BBC News. April 25, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
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  28. ^ "Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken". KSL. Associated Press. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
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  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. 
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  38. ^ "Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president amid corruption scandal". BBC Sport. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 
  39. ^ "WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba". WHO. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 Aug 2015. 
  40. ^ "Payment failure pitches IMF into uncharted territory". Financial Times. 
  41. ^ "New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto". BBC. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  42. ^ Gordon, Michael; Sanger, David (July 14, 2015). "Deal Reached on Iran Nuclear Program; Limits on Fuel Would Lessen With Time". New York Times. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  43. ^ "Cuban flag flies in Washington as relations restored". BBC News. 2015-07-20. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  44. ^ "MH370 families question Malaysian evidence". CNBC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  45. ^ "Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine kills at least 27 people including four foreigners – latest updates". The Daily Telegraph. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  46. ^ Shreeve, Jamie (10 September 2015). "This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?". National Geographic News. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  47. ^ "Volkswagen under investigation over illegal software that masks emissions". The Guardian. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  48. ^ "EPA: Volkswagen used 'defeat device' to illegally skirt air-pollution controls". The Washington Post. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  49. ^ "NASA News Conference: Evidence of Liquid Water on Today’s Mars.". NASA. 28 September 2015. 
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  51. ^ "Hurricane Patricia: Risk of floods and landslides". BBC News. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
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  53. ^ "Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268". BBC. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
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  55. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/12/middleeast/beirut-explosions/
  56. ^ Paris attacks: 'Three teams' involved - prosecutor Molins
  57. ^ http://www.maxim.com/maxim-man/article/turkey-russia-warplane-ISIS-2015-11
  58. ^ "COP21: World leaders begin high-level climate talks". BBC News. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  59. ^ "COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris". BBC. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  60. ^ Zolfagharifard, Ellie (22 December 2015). "Elon Musk makes space travel history: Billionaire's SpaceX rocket blasts into orbit, launches 11 satellites then makes an amazing landing back on Earth". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 2015 at Wikimedia Commons