Top 10 Biggest Events of the Year 2015

In 2015 we were all buzzing about the latest trends, movies, and music. It was a year of ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, and it was definitely one for the books. From politics to pop culture, 2015 was a year that will be remembered for many things. But which events stand out as the biggest of them all?
The Top Ten
1 European Migrant Crisis In 2015, the European Migrant Crisis reached a critical point as millions of refugees, primarily from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, sought asylum in Europe. This unprecedented influx of migrants put a significant strain on European countries, leading to debates about border control and humanitarian responses.

Started in 2015, when a rising number of refugees and migrants began to make the journey to the European Union to seek asylum, travelling across the Mediterranean Sea, or through Southeast Europe. They come from areas such as the Middle East (Syria, Iraq), Africa (Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan,Gambia), South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh) and the Western Balkans (Serbia, Kosovo, Albania)

They know damn well not to settle in Serbia. Next thing you could know is that your neighbor was part of the Serbia Strong video.

2 Paris Terrorist Attack Kills 129 The Paris Terrorist Attack occurred on November 13, 2015, when a series of coordinated attacks by Islamic extremist group ISIS left 129 people dead and hundreds injured. The attacks targeted the Bataclan concert hall, Stade de France, and several restaurants and bars, resulting in widespread fear and mourning across France and the world.

France has had a rough year, with the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and now this. The vibrant tourist city of Paris was literally shut down, and everyone was fearful and sleepless. Even months after the incident, manhunts are continuing and the threat of terrorism remains high. I hope for a safer, peaceful 2016 for all of Europe, and the rest of the world.

Je Suis Paris.

What is ISIS's problem with France? Also why are France and the U.S. just using air strikes to fight ISIS?! They need some troops on the ground especially France since they were attacked by ISIS

3 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal On April 25, 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, resulting in the deaths of nearly 9,000 people and the displacement of millions. The natural disaster caused significant damage to infrastructure and historic sites throughout the country, prompting an international humanitarian response.

Killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April

4 Climate Change Deal Reached by 196 Countries In December 2015, 196 countries reached a historic climate change deal known as the Paris Agreement during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21). The agreement aimed to limit global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, marking a significant global commitment to combating climate change.

Since they did not come to a population control agreement, it's pretty irrelevant in the long run. We and the environment are toast without substantial population control.

5 NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows On Today’s Mars In September 2015, NASA confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars, based on data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. This groundbreaking discovery fueled speculation about the potential for life on the Red Planet and furthered the scientific understanding of Mars' geological history.
6 NASA Finds Earth 2.0 In July 2015, NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, also known as Earth 2.0, an exoplanet located in the habitable zone of its star, similar to Earth's position in relation to the Sun. The discovery raised the possibility of finding Earth-like planets that may support life in the future.

It is not known if Kepler-452b is a rocky planet or a small gas planet, but based on its small radius, Kepler-452b has a reasonable chance of being rocky. It is not clear if Kepler-452b offers habitable environments. It orbits a G2V-type star, like the Sun, with nearly the same temperature and mass and 20% more luminous. However, the star is six billion years old, making it 1.5 billion years older than the Sun. At this point in its star's evolution, Kepler-452b is receiving 10% more energy from its parent star than Earth is currently receiving from the Sun. If Kepler-452b is a rocky planet, it may be subject to a runaway greenhouse effect similar to that seen on Venus

7 Microsoft Introduces Windows 10 In July 2015, Microsoft introduced Windows 10, the latest version of its operating system. Windows 10 was designed to work seamlessly across multiple devices, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones, and introduced new features such as the virtual assistant Cortana and the return of the Start Menu.

The only major downside of Windows 10 is that the Windows logo is no longer colorful.

8 Russia Intervenes In Syrian Civil War In September 2015, Russia began a military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, launching airstrikes and providing military support to the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad. The intervention shifted the balance of power in the conflict and had significant geopolitical implications.
9 U.N. Passes Resolution On Syria Peace Process In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2254, which outlined a peace process for the Syrian Civil War. The resolution called for a ceasefire, the drafting of a new constitution, and the holding of free and fair elections within 18 months, in an effort to bring an end to the devastating conflict.
10 Release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens In December 2015, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, was released, marking the highly anticipated continuation of the iconic Star Wars saga. The film introduced new characters and storylines while paying homage to the original trilogy, and it became the highest-grossing film in North America at the time.

One of the biggest movies of all time made and released recently, it forever made history in cinema for humanity and started a new generation in Star Wars.

The Contenders
11 Volkswagen Emission Scandal In September 2015, the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, also known as Dieselgate, came to light when it was revealed that the German automaker had installed software in its diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. The scandal led to billions of dollars in fines and settlements, as well as the resignation of Volkswagen's CEO and criminal charges against several company executives.
12 Undertale Released In September 2015, Undertale, an indie role-playing video game created by Toby Fox, was released. The game quickly gained a cult following for its unique gameplay mechanics, engaging story, and memorable characters, and it received widespread critical acclaim for its innovative approach to traditional RPG conventions.
13 Jurassic World Comes Out In June 2015, Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series, was released. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film was a box office success, breaking multiple records and becoming the highest-grossing film of the series at the time. It rekindled interest in the franchise and led to the release of sequels.
14 Baghdad Funeral Bombings In August 2015, a suicide bombing at a funeral in Baghdad, Iraq, left at least 78 people dead and over 200 injured. The attack, claimed by ISIS, targeted a gathering of Shiite Muslims and underscored the ongoing sectarian tensions and violence plaguing the country.
15 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Released In May 2015, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to 2012's The Avengers, was released. Directed by Joss Whedon and featuring an ensemble cast of Marvel superheroes, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $1.4 billion worldwide, and it further solidified the Marvel Cinematic Universe's dominance in the film industry.
16 Leftist Leader Justin Trudeau Wins Canadian Prime Minister Election In October 2015, Justin Trudeau, the leader of Canada's Liberal Party, won the Canadian Prime Minister election. Trudeau's victory signaled a shift in Canadian politics, as he pursued progressive policies, such as promoting gender equality, addressing climate change, and strengthening Canada's international relations.
17 2015 Cricket World Cup In February and March 2015, the 2015 Cricket World Cup took place in Australia and New Zealand. The event featured 14 teams competing in 49 matches, with Australia ultimately winning the tournament by defeating New Zealand in the final. The competition showcased exciting cricket action and attracted a large global audience.
18 Taylor Swift Photographed With Calvin Harris at Whole Foods In March 2015, Taylor Swift was photographed with Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris at a Whole Foods store in Los Angeles. This sighting marked the beginning of their highly publicized romantic relationship, which lasted until their breakup in June 2016.
19 Beirut Bombings In November 2015, a series of bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, claimed by ISIS, resulted in the deaths of at least 43 people and left over 200 injured. The attacks targeted a busy commercial and residential area in the city, and they intensified concerns about the spread of ISIS-related violence beyond the Middle East.

Hey, it's a good thing that you're praying for Paris, but what about the people in Beirut!? They got it just as bad! Also the funeral bombings in Pakistan. Should be at no. 2

20 Leftist Leader Wins Greece Prime Minister Election In January 2015, Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece's leftist party SYRIZA, won the Greek Prime Minister election. His victory marked a significant shift in Greek politics, as Tsipras and his party sought to renegotiate the country's debt agreements and reverse austerity measures imposed by the European Union.
21 Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus Performed at the VMAs At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held in August, tensions arose between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus. After Minaj's acceptance speech for the Best Hip-Hop Video, she addressed Cyrus and a recent interview in which Cyrus criticized her. The incident made headlines and became a memorable moment in pop culture history.

Neither of them should have done that, at least Nicki's common image on this sight is funny.

22 2015 Rugby World Cup In September and October 2015, the 2015 Rugby World Cup took place in England, with 20 teams competing from around the globe. New Zealand emerged as the champions, defeating Australia in the final and becoming the first team to win the tournament back-to-back, solidifying their status as rugby powerhouses.
23 Gay Marriage Ruling in the U.S. In June 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across all 50 states. The landmark decision marked a significant milestone for LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S., and it was celebrated by supporters and activists worldwide.
24 Jakarta Mall Bombings In January 2015, two suicide bombings occurred at a Starbucks café and a nearby police security post in Jakarta, Indonesia. The attacks were carried out by ISIS-affiliated militants, killing four civilians and injuring more than 20 others. The incident raised concerns about ISIS's influence in Southeast Asia.
25 Charlie Hebdo Attacks In Paris In January 2015, the Charlie Hebdo attacks took place in Paris, France, when two gunmen targeted the satirical magazine's offices, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others. The attackers were later killed by police. The incident sparked global outrage and led to widespread support for freedom of expression with the slogan "Je Suis Charlie."
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