Historical Events in 2015 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 497

  • Jun 30 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116
  • Jun 30 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train & kills one other passenger in Japan
  • Jul 1 Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion)

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Jul 1 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Jul 1 US and Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic ties
  • Jul 2 BP agrees to compensate US government & gulf states $18.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • Jul 2 62 people are killed after the Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines
  • Jul 4 Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, in an upset, defeats 8x hot dog eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at Nathan's Famous, Coney Island with 62 hot dogs
  • Jul 4 Unesco grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France along with Singapore's Botanical Gardens, Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey) and Maymand Caves (Iran)
  • Jul 4 US golfer Bubba Watson announces he will paint over Confederate flag on Dukes of Hazard car General Lee
  • Jul 4 20th Super Rugby Championship: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14
  • Jul 4 Chile win football's Copa America for the first time
  • Jul 5 7th Womens' Football World Cup: USA defeat Japan 5-2 in Vancouver

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Jul 6 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay his $200,000 & vacate his light middleweight title

  • Jul 8 The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for nearly four hours due to a technical error
  • Jul 8 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
  • Jul 9 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams
  • Jul 10 The Confederate flag is taken down for the last time from South Carolina Capitol grounds 1 day after the state legislature ordered it removed.
  • Jul 10 23 people are killed & 50 are injured in a stampede at a free clothing drive in Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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Jul 11 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Altiplano maximum-security prison west of Mexico City via a specially constructed 1.5 km tunnel from his cell to a nearby house

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 11 122nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Garbine Muguruza (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

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Jul 12 129th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (7-6 6-7 6-4 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 13 Greek Credit Crisis: Eurozone agrees conditional deal to lend €86bn over 3 years if Greece passes reforms.
  • Jul 13 Sandra Bland is found dead in Waller County jail, Texas after spending weekend in jail after a traffic offence. Her family disputes her supposed suicide

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Jul 14 Harper Lee's 2nd novel "Go Set A Watchman", an early 1957 version of "To Kill A Mocking Bird" goes on sale in 70 countries

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • Jul 14 Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark
  • Jul 14 Arms deal agreed between 6 world powers and Iran limiting Iranian nuclear arms but ending sanctions
  • Jul 14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • Jul 16 Scientists reveal 1st close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe
  • Jul 16 Shootings in Chattanooga at a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center kill 5 and injure others
  • Jul 17 Suicide bomber in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, kills 120, ISIS claims responsibilty
  • Jul 17 Scientists solve mystery of sleeping sickness in two villages in northern Kazakhstan - uranium mining had caused increase in carbon monoxide

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Jul 17 Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
  • Jul 18 "The Sun" newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933
  • Jul 18 PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ
  • Jul 19 World Health Organization puts world's Ebola death toll at 11,284
  • Jul 20 Suicide bomber kills 30 in Turkish town of Suruc near Syrian border
  • Jul 20 144th British Golf Open: American Zach Johnson wins in a four-hole play-off (-1) at St Andrews
  • Jul 20 Hacker group the Impact Team annouce they have hacked married dating site Ashley Madison
  • Jul 21 HistoryOrb.com becomes OnThisDay.com
  • Jul 22 'Oldest' Qur'an fragments discovered in collection of Birmingham University, radiocarbon testing dates to AD568 - AD645
  • Jul 23 NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth

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Jul 23 Supreme Court rejects Bill Cosby's petition against a civil case of his alleged sexual of 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

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Jul 24 US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jul 25 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • Jul 26 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
  • Jul 27 Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by Us regulators over their number of car recalls
  • Jul 27 The Shanghai Composite Index drops 8.5% in one day
  • Jul 29 Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britian
  • Jul 29 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government
  • Jul 29 Part of missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion
  • Jul 29 Microsoft launches Windows 10
  • Jul 29 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Jul 29 27 people are killed & 149 are injured after a truck runs into a religious procession in Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Jul 30 In Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, the temperature reaches 46C (109F), humidity makes it feel like 73C

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Jul 31 It is announced that creative director Alexander Wang will leave Balenciaga

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang
Fashion Designer
Alexander Wang
  • Aug 3 US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases
  • Aug 3 The Athens Stock Exchange re-opens after a month & falls by 22%
  • Aug 4 A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared

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Aug 4 Robert Downey Jr. named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes Magazine (earning $80 mil). 4 non-Hollywood actors make the top 10.

  • Aug 4 Muppets Missy Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter
  • Aug 4 31 people are killed & 100 are injured after floods partially sweep two passenger trains off a bridge in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Aug 5 Torrential rains and flooding leave at least 178 people dead in India, in the wake of Cyclone Komen
  • Aug 5 Fishing boat carrying around 600 migrants sinks of the coast of Libya, 373 rescued
  • Aug 6 Eqyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurates the Suez Canal Expansion at a ceremony in Ismaïlia
  • Aug 6 World's largest ever Pinball tournament Pinburgh with 700 machines held in Pittsburgh
  • Aug 6 Republican Presidental nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time

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Aug 7 US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Aug 9 At Ferguson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a man is shot and a state of emergency declared
  • Aug 10 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries
  • Aug 11 Spain's top matador Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordóñez is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca
  • Aug 11 Greek Debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle"
  • Aug 11 Largest ever outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - 12 dead, with over 100 cases in the South Bronx
  • Aug 11 Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts the first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
  • Aug 12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • Aug 12 Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident
  • Aug 12 China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports

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Aug 12 Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals that he has cancer

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

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Aug 13 Swedish Prosecutors announce they are dropping allegations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sexual molestation and coercion

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange

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Aug 13 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Aug 13 76 people are killed & 212 are wounded by an ISIL truck bomb in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 14 Most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed on Patrick Hardison by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Aug 15 North Korea creates its own time zone -moving its clocks back half an hour to GMT+8.5
  • Aug 16 'Batman' samaritan Lenny B. Robinson is killed in a car accident in Maryland
  • Aug 16 97th PGA Championship: Jason Day wins setting major championship record of 20-under-par at Whistling Straits in Kohler
  • Aug 17 Bomb blast in Bangkok at Erawan Shrine kills at least 19, injures over 100
  • Aug 17 2012 Olympic 1500m champion from Turkey Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping by the IAAF
  • Aug 17 World's first flower could be underwater plant Montsechia Vidalii claim US botanists (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
  • Aug 17 Discovery of 7,000 year old mass grave in Schöneck-Kilianstädten, Central Germany, published in PNAS Journal. 26 bodies bear evidence of violent conflict
  • Aug 19 US Food and Drug administration approves Female Viagra libido pill Addyi
  • Aug 20 30 students at West Point Military Academy are injured in a mass pillow fight
  • Aug 21 Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman
  • Aug 21 Oldest "message in a bottle" - more than 108 years after put in sea by UK Marine Biological Association announced found on beach in Amrum, Germany
  • Aug 21 1st British unmanned drone hit on UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria
  • Aug 21 European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • Aug 22 15th World Championships in Athletics open at Beijing, China
  • Aug 22 A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11
  • Aug 23 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 23 Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials
  • Aug 23 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan
  • Aug 24 China stock market's "Black Monday", Shanghai Composite loses 8.5%, sending other international markets lower

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Aug 24 Physicist Stephen Hawking presents a new theory on black holes at a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

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Aug 24 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces that for the 1st time 1 billion people logged into Facebook

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Aug 26 WDBJ TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward are fatally shot live on TV by an ex-colleague in Moneta, Virginia
  • Aug 27 Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou caretaker Prime Minister - Greece's 1st female Prime Minister

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Aug 27 15th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 30 15th World Championships in Athletics close at Beijing, China
  • Aug 30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • Aug 30 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad calls for the removal of current Prime Minister Najib Razak during 2nd day of street protests

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Aug 30 Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

Rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
  • Aug 31 Violent protests in Kiev after Ukraine parliament vote leave 1 national guard dead, 100 injured
  • Aug 31 President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name
  • Aug 31 US President Barak Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change

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Sep 1 Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican

Pope Francis
  • Sep 1 Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999
  • Sep 1 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling
  • Sep 2 Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University
  • Sep 2 US President Barak Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska
  • Sep 3 Kentucky clerk in Rowan County jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples
  • Sep 3 Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece 40kg (88lb) near Canberra, Australia
  • Sep 5 Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico responsible for 1 death, hundreds sickened confirm US health officials
  • Sep 6 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan
  • Sep 7 British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls
  • Sep 8 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"
  • Sep 8 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

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Sep 9 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Sep 9 Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 6S in San Francisco
  • Sep 9 EU Migrant Crisis: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his annual address proposes plan based on EU quotas
  • Sep 10 Floods and landslides in North East Japan, centered on Joso force 90,000 to evacuate their homes
  • Sep 10 New human-like species - Homo Naledi announced by Scientists and a team of female archaeologists, found deep in caves in South Africa
  • Sep 10 Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson resigns in wake of IRA supposed killing of Kevin McGuigan
  • Sep 11 A large crane collapses killing more than 100 people in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Sep 11 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5million) by Forbes
  • Sep 11 Ex-Governor of Texas, Rick Perry becomes the first candidate to drop out of race for the Republican nomination

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 11 "The Martian" based on the novel by Andy Weir, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
  • Sep 12 Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader of the UK Labour party
  • Sep 12 135th Women's U.S. Open: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats fellow Italian Roberta Vinci (7-6, 4-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 12 12 tourists mistaken for militants, are killed by Egyptian forces in Egypts Western Desert

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Sep 13 Governor of California Jerry Brown declares a State of Emergency after wildfires devastate Lake and Napa counties

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Sep 13 EU Migrant Crisis: Germany introduces temporary border controls to cope with huge migrant numbers

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Sep 13 Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest winner of a golf major winning the Evian Championship in France aged 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Sep 13 135th Men's U.S. Open: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer (6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4)
  • Sep 14 Malcolm Turnbull ousts Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Party
  • Sep 14 14 yr old Texan Ahmed Mohamed arrested at school when home-made clock assumed to be a bomb - Mark Zuckerberg and US President Barack Obama send supportive tweets
  • Sep 15 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants
  • Sep 16 700 million Maleria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford in "Nature" journal
  • Sep 16 Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than Maleria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal
  • Sep 16 8.3 magnitude quake hits off coast of Illapel, Chile killing 11 and prompting evacuation of 1 million
  • Sep 16 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library
  • Sep 16 Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan
  • Sep 16 Military coup in Burkina Faso, President Michel Kafando and other officials seized by presidential guards
  • Sep 17 US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports 2015 Northern Hemisphere summer hottest on record
  • Sep 18 Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, confirms 2.3 million people applied for 238 menial office jobs
  • Sep 19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history

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Sep 20 Alexis Tsipras and Syriza party declared the winners in Greek snap election

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Sep 20 Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana, on the 1st day of his tour of Cuba
  • Sep 20 President Ram Baran Yadav signs Nepal's new constitution into law in Kathmandu
  • Sep 20 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, confirms raising the price of toxoplasmosis drug Daraprim by 5,000%
  • Sep 21 Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, pulls out of the Republican US Presidential race
  • Sep 21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win
  • Sep 22 Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives for his 6 day tour of the US
  • Sep 22 Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are

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Sep 22 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping
President of the People's Republic of China
Xi Jinping
  • Sep 22 Palangkaraya in Indonesian Borneo records the highest air pollutant index (API) value ever recorded of 1,986 due to haze caused by forest fires deliberately lit to clear land for palm oil plantations
  • Sep 24 Stampede of people during the Hajj kills 717 people during symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, near Mecca, South Arabia
  • Sep 24 Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando is re-instated a week after a military coup
  • Sep 24 Pope Francis becomes the 1st pope to address the US Congress. Names Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.
  • Sep 25 Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia
  • Sep 27 "Junts per Si" pro-independence alliance win parliamentary majority in Catalonia
  • Sep 27 A "Supermoon" coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a "Blood Moon" over much of the earth
  • Sep 28 DNA controllers for the age women go into menopause announced in "Nature Genetics" by reseach team from Exeter and Cambridge universities
  • Sep 28 NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars
  • Oct 1 A gunman kills 8 students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
  • Oct 1 Mudslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City leaves at least 131 dead and 300 missing
  • Oct 1 Cargo ship El Faro goes missing with 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas
  • Oct 2 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada
  • Oct 3 US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19
  • Oct 3 Flash floods on the French Riviera kill at least 19 people
  • Oct 3 Host England loses to Australia 33-13 and crashes out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage
  • Oct 5 Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Maleria)
  • Oct 5 Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta
  • Oct 5 Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail
  • Oct 5 Governor Jerry Brown of California signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die"
  • Oct 6 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • Oct 7 US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz
  • Oct 7 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair
  • Oct 8 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich

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Oct 8 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Oct 9 The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 10 Bombing at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey kills at least 95, injures 200
  • Oct 11 Nepal's parliament elects Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, leader of the Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist party, as Prime Minister
  • Oct 13 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada
  • Oct 13 Marlon James becomes first Jamaican to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings"
  • Oct 13 First Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 19 US scientists from University of California find evidence life on earth may have begun 4.1 billion years ago, 300 million earlier than previously thought

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Oct 19 Canadian federal elections: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party win a majority with 184 seats

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • Oct 20 Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN

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Oct 20 US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

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Oct 21 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says German view of Holocaust will not change, after Benjamin Netanyahu says idea came from Mufti of Jerusalem

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu