Historical Events in 2015 (Part 3)

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  • Sep 16 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by University of Oxford 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 Military coup in Burkina Faso, President Michel Kafando and other officials seized by presidential guards
  • Sep 16 Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan
  • Sep 16 Report 3 million people die each year of air pollution, more than malaria and HIV/Aids combined published in "Nature" journal

Film & TV History

Sep 16 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library

  • 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

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 19 Farm Aid (30th Anniversary) held in Chicago, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mavis Staples [1]

  • Sep 19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history

Election of Interest

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

  • Sep 20 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, confirms raising the price of toxoplasmosis drug Daraprim by 5,000%

Meeting of Interest

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 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, GC St. Leon-Rot: US regains Cup 14½ to 13½; Paula Creamer beats Sandra Gal 4 & 3 in deciding singles match

Emmy Awards

Sep 21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win

  • Sep 21 Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, pulls out of the Republican US Presidential race

Historic Event

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

  • 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 22 Pope Francis greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, 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
  • 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 Jr., Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.
  • Sep 24 Stampede of people during the Hajj kills 717 people during symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Historic Event

Sep 25 Caitlyn Jenner officially changes her name from Bruce and her gender to a woman

  • 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 research 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 Cargo ship El Faro goes missing with 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas
  • Oct 1 Mudslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City leaves at least 131 dead and 300 missing
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees record the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, and also clinch wild card slot; beat the Red Sox, 4-1, at a rainy New Yankee Stadium; NY bullpen ties MLB record with their 589th victim of the season
  • Oct 2 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada
  • Oct 3 Flash floods on the French Riviera kill at least 19 people
  • Oct 3 Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia, 33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies
  • Oct 3 US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19

Music Concert

Oct 4 American rock band Van Halen's final public performance takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

  • Oct 5 Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail

Historic Event

Oct 5 Governor of California Jerry Brown signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die"

  • Oct 5 Nobel prize for Medicine awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura (Roundworm) and Youyou Tu (Malaria)
  • Oct 5 Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced by trade ministers of 12 countries in Atlanta
  • Oct 6 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • Oct 7 Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair

Historic Event

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

Music History

Oct 8 American actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

  • Oct 8 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich
  • Oct 9 Selena Gomez releases her studio album "Revival", goes to #1 on Billboard 200
  • 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

President's Cup

Oct 11 Presidents Cup Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC Korea: Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson go undefeated as US wins for the 6th successive time with a 15½–14½ victory over the International team

  • Oct 13 Basketball player Lamar Odom is hospitalised after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada
  • Oct 13 First Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CNN and held in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 13 Marlon James is the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings"

Television Premiere

Oct 17 Amy Schumer's comedy special "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" premieres on HBO

Sports History

Oct 17 Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer across all competitions, overtaking club legend Raul with his 324th goal in a 3-0 win over Levante

Election of Interest

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

  • 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
  • Oct 20 Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN

Historic Event

Oct 20 US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President in 2016

Historic Event

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

Music Single

Oct 23 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

  • Oct 24 Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov

Sports History

Oct 25 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship

Film Premiere

Oct 26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London

  • Oct 26 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits northern Pakistan and Afghanistan killing over 300
  • Oct 26 World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic

Sports History

Oct 27 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

  • Oct 28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)
  • Oct 28 Research indicating Plague dates back to the Bronze age in skeletons 5,783 years old, published by University of Copenhagen team in "Cell"
  • Oct 28 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
  • Oct 28 World Heath Organization ranks Tuberculosis alongside HIV as world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.2 million (2014)
  • Oct 29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years
  • Oct 29 Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio)
  • Oct 30 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hit It A Bomb, Liam's Map, Catch A Glimpse, Stopchargingmaria

Sports History

Oct 30 Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska wins the WTA Finals title at Kallang. Singapore; beats Czech Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Sports History

Oct 31 8th Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17

  • Oct 31 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Songbird, Mongolian Saturday, Wavell Avenue, Stephanie's Kitten, Runhappy, Tepin, Nyquist, Found, American Pharoah
  • Oct 31 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster
  • Nov 1 Baseball World Series: KC Royals win first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat NY Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Stanley Biwott of Kenya takes men's division in 2:10:34; compatriot and defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins easily in 2:24:25
  • Nov 1 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result

Film Premiere

Nov 2 "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth premieres in Berlin

Knighthood

Nov 2 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system

  • Nov 3 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • Nov 3 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne; first female jockey to win the event
  • Nov 4 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women

Music History

Nov 4 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year, earning $135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

  • Nov 4 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • Nov 4 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32
  • Nov 5 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Nov 5 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Nov 5 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • Nov 7 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)

Music Single

Nov 9 "Love Yourself" single released by Justin Bieber (Billboard Song of the Year 2016, Grammy Song of the Year)

  • Nov 9 "Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • Nov 9 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • Nov 9 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • Nov 9 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • Nov 10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • Nov 11 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • Nov 11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River
  • Nov 12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine
  • Nov 12 Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility
  • Nov 13 Terror attacks in Paris at bars, restaurants, the national football stadium and Bataclan music venue leave 130 dead. Isis claim responsibility.
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country
  • Nov 15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris
  • Nov 15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia

Historic Event

Nov 16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

  • Nov 16 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

Film & TV History

Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Nov 17 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • Nov 17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed

Roger the Ripped Kangaroo

Nov 18 "Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two

  • Nov 18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • Nov 18 American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • Nov 20 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"
  • Nov 20 XL/Columbia releases "25", 3rd studio album by Adele (Grammy Award for Album of the Year, 2017; 2016 Billboard Album of the Year); features the singles "Hello" and "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
  • Nov 22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent

Sports History

Nov 22 Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sports History

Nov 22 Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković makes it 4 straight season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the final in London, England

Sports History

Nov 23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Historic Event

Nov 23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans "Khatna", the Islamic ritual practice of genital mutilation of young girls [1]

  • Nov 24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • Nov 24 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • Nov 24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • Nov 24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country's general election
  • Nov 25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
  • Nov 26 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
  • Nov 27 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • Nov 27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 28 British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf, Germany; ends Klitschko's 9 year reign as champion

  • Nov 28 Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester City in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium; EPL record 11th consecutive game in which Vardy scores
  • Nov 29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • Nov 29 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from teammate Nico Rosberg
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg: Edmonton Eskimos beat Ottawa Redblacks, 26-20 for their 14th Championship
  • Nov 30 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris

Sports History

Nov 30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

  • Nov 30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic
  • Dec 1 After finishing the season with the largest payroll in MLB history at $298.3 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers are assigned the largest luxury tax bill ever, $43.7 million
  • Dec 1 In the largest deal ever for a MLB pitcher, Boston Red Sox land one of the biggest catches of the off-season, signing free agent David Price for 7 years and $217 million
  • Dec 2 Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17
  • Dec 3 US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women
  • Dec 4 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded
  • Dec 7 Beijing issues its 1st ever red alert for pollution

Music History

Dec 7 David Bowie’s final public appearance, at the opening of his musical "Lazarus" at New York Theatre Workshop, NYC

Historic Event

Dec 7 Time Magazine readers name Bernie Sanders their 'person of the year'

  • Dec 7 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US
  • Dec 9 Amazon's best-selling book of the year is "Girl on a Train" by Paula Hawkins
  • Dec 9 Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control
  • Dec 9 German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises
  • Dec 10 Mosconi Cup nine-ball pool, Las Vegas, Nevada: Team Europe retains title for 6th consecutive year with an 11-7 win over US; MVP: Niels Feijen (Netherlands - 3rd straight year)
  • Dec 10 Scientists at Cornell University announce world's first IVF puppies successfully born from a surrogate dog

Historic Publication

Dec 11 "Playboy" magazine publishes its last nude issue, features Pamela Anderson on the cover

  • Dec 11 Unrest in Burundi leads to clashes between authorities and protesters in Bujumbura, killing at least 87
  • Dec 12 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels
  • Dec 12 First women ever elected in Saudi Arabia in municipal council elections
  • Dec 13 81st Heisman Trophy Award: Derrick Henry, Alabama (RB)

Sports History

Dec 13 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas

Film Premiere

Dec 14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • Dec 14 Bus plunges off bridge into Balboa River near Argentina city of Rosario de la Frontera, killing 43 frontier police on board
  • Dec 15 1,000 schools closed in Los Angeles after a email threat, supposedly from jihadists
  • Dec 15 Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 15 Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a criminal investigation
  • Dec 16 US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2006
  • Dec 17 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • Dec 17 Libyan warring political factions sign a UN-brokered deal to form a unified government
  • Dec 17 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is arrested on fraud charges in New York by the FBI
  • Dec 19 Third Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire
  • Dec 20 Landslide from construction waste in Shenzhen, China leaves 74 dead or missing and buries 30 buildings
  • Dec 26 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino
  • Dec 27 Iraqi forces retake IS held city of Ramadi (ISIS first captured in May)
  • Dec 28 Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation
  • Dec 29 Ebola epidemic in Guinea declared over by WHO, 2,500 died over 2 years
  • Dec 31 82nd Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Oklahoma, 37-17
  • Dec 31 US law enforcement kills 1,134 in 2015, young black men 9x more likely to be victims