On This Day

Historical Events in 2015 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 567

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, announces he will run for the US Presidency in Miami

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush
  • Jun 15 Remains of a 2,000 year old women dubbed "the sleeping beauty" are announced discovered in Northern Ethiopia from ancient kingdom of Aksum

Historic PublicationMagna Carta

Jun 15 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymede, England

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The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
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  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup Final, United Center, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0 for a 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 6th Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 TV personality and Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jun 16 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97 in Game 6 for first title in 40 years and their 4th in franchise history; MVP: Andre Iguodala
  • Jun 17 9 people are shot and killed inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a 21 year old gunman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 18 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"

  • Jun 18 18 vigilantes are killed & 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 19 Pixar's animated film "Inside Out" is released with voices by Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling

Actress and Comedian Amy Poehler
Actress and Comedian
Amy Poehler
  • Jun 19 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that she has breast cancer

  • Jun 20 Heat wave peaks in southern Pakistan, goes on to kill about 2,000 people from dehydration and heat stroke
  • Jun 20 1000 humanoid robots named "Pepper" sell out in under a minute ($1,600 each) in Japan, according to its creator SoftBank Robotics Corp.

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923 by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson & Louis Oosthuizen

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth

  • Jun 21 Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland
  • Jun 21 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 22 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in wake of killings in a Charleston church
  • Jun 22 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight
  • Jun 24 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jun 25 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jun 26 US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states
  • Jun 26 Gunman opens fire at beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38. Isis claims responsibility.
  • Jun 26 Saudi suicide bomber kills 27 at Shia Imam al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait, 227 injured

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

Jun 26 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls for a Greek referendum on new bailout terms

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Erie Otters (OHL) center Connor McDavid first pick by the Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 28 David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6
  • Jun 28 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds
  • Jun 28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Del Paso CC: Jeff Maggert shoots final round 65 (-5) to win by 2 strokes from defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland
  • Jun 29 Beijing Times reports 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural forces and stealing of bricks
  • Jun 30 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Jun 30 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train and 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)

  • 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 3 Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football coach Phil Walsh is murdered by his son Cy at his Somerton Park home
  • 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 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title
  • Jul 4 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago: Chile defeats Argentina, 4-1 penalties to win their first title; 0-0 after extra time
  • Jul 5 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver
  • Jul 9 Chuck Blazer receives a lifetime ban from FIFA and all football related activity due to corruption
  • 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

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

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

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 11 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 12 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title for 3rd Wimbledon crown; 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 12 US Open Women's Golf, Lancaster CC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her first major title by 1 stroke from compatriot Amy Yang
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Author
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 Robbie Williams announces he is returning to boy band Take That

  • 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 responsibility
  • Jul 17 Scientists solve mystery of sleeping sickness in two villages in northern Kazakhstan - uranium mining had caused increase in carbon monoxide

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • 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 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: American Zach Johnson wins in a 4-hole play-off with Australian Marc Leishman & Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa
  • Jul 20 Hacker group the Impact Team announce they have hacked married dating site Ashley Madison
  • Jul 21 On This Day changes its domain name and brand from HistoryOrb.com to 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jul 24 US President Barack Obama begins an historic 2 day visit to Kenya
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 26 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: American Marco Dawson wins by 1 shot from Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 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 Britain
  • Jul 29 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government

PlaneFlight MH370 Disappears

Jul 29 Part of missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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  • 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 and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang
Fashion Designer
Alexander Wang
  • Aug 2 British Open Women's Golf, Turnberry: Inbee Park of South Korea shoots final found 65 (−7) to win her 7th major title, 3 strokes ahead of compatriot Ko Jin-young
  • 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 and falls by 22%

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Chilean-born author Isabel Allende receives the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

Writer Isabel Allende
Writer
Isabel Allende
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Aug 4 A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announce the end to their relationship on Twitter
  • Aug 4 31 people are killed and 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 Presidential nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Comedian Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show" for the last time

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • Aug 7 US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”
  • Aug 8 Argentine winger Juan Imhoff scores 3 tries as Pumas beat South Africa, 37-25 in Rugby Championship match at Durban; Argentina's first ever win against Springboks
  • Aug 8 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
  • Aug 9 At Ferguson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a man is shot and a state of emergency declared

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • Aug 11 Spain's top matador Francisco Rivera Ordóñez Jr. is gored and injured by a bull in Huesca

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Aug 11 Greek debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle"

Economist and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi
Economist and Prime Minister of Italy
Mario Draghi
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Painter
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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Whistling Straits GC: Australian Jason Day wins setting major championship record of 20-under-par; beats Jordan Spieth by 3 shots
  • 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 After 108 years a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany
  • Aug 21 1st British unmanned drone hit on a 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 Athletics World Championships 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 23 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event
  • Aug 24 China stock market's "Black Monday", Shanghai Composite loses 8.5%, sending other international markets lower

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Physicist
Stephen Hawking

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 27 "The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • Aug 30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad calls for the removal of then Prime Minister Najib Razak during the second day of street protests

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

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

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
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 Barack Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change
  • Sep 1 Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican
  • 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 1 India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combine for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets
  • 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 Barack 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 US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • Sep 8 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5 million) by Forbes

Actress Sofía Vergara
Actress
Sofía Vergara
Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco
  • 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
Actor
Matt Damon
  • Sep 12 Jeremy Corbyn is elected leader of the UK Labour party
  • Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Italian final Flavia Pennetta wins her only Grand Slam title; beats Roberta Vinci 7-6, 4-7, 6-2; first Italian to win US title
  • Sep 12 12 tourists mistaken for militants, are killed by Egyptian forces in Egypts Western Desert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4; third man to reach all 4 Grand Slam finals in the same year in Open Era after Rod Laver and Federer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Malcolm Turnbull ousts Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Party

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Turnbull
  • 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 malaria 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 malaria 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
  • Sep 20 Alexis Tsipras and Syriza party declared the winners in Greek snap election
  • 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