On This Day

Year 2015 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 11 Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • Jul 21 On This Day changes its domain name and brand from HistoryOrb.com to OnThisDay.com
  • 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
  • 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 29 China announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years
  • 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
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Historical Figures Born in 2015

  • May 2 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, born in London
  • Jun 15 Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland, born in Danderyd

Historical Divorces

  • Oct 14 Ricki Lake and Christian Evans divorce after 3 years of marriage