2015
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2015

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

2015 by topic:
Arts
Architecture - Comics - Film - Home video - Literature (Poetry) - Music (Country, Rock, Metal, UK) - Radio - Photo - Television - Video gaming
Politics and government
Elections - International leaders - Sovereign states
Sovereign state leaders - Territorial governors
Science and technology
Archaeology - Aviation - Birding/Ornithology - Palaeontology - Rail transport - Spaceflight
Sports
Badminton - Baseball - Basketball - Volleyball
By place
Afghanistan - Albania - Algeria - Angola - Antarctica - Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - The Bahamas - Barbados - Belgium - Benin - Bhutan - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Brazil - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cape Verde - Central African Republic - Chad - Chile - China - Colombia - Costa Rica - Croatia - Cuba - Cyprus - Czechia - Denmark - Ecuador - Egypt - El Salvador - Estonia - Ethiopia - European Union - Finland - France - Gabon - Georgia - Germany - Ghana - Greece - Guatemala - Guyana - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Iraq - Iran - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Ivory Coast - Japan - Kazakhstan - Kenya - Kosovo - Kuwait - Kyrgyzstan - Laos - Latvia - Lebanon - Libya - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macau - Madagascar - Malawi - Malaysia - Mali - Mexico - Moldova - Montenegro - Morocco - Mozambique - Myanmar - Nepal - Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Nigeria - North Korea - Norway - Oman - Pakistan - Palestine - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Rwanda - Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Serbia - Singapore - Slovakia - Slovenia - Somalia - South Africa - South Korea - South Sudan - Spain - Sri Lanka - Sudan - Sweden - Switzerland - Syria - Taiwan - Tanzania - Thailand - Tunisia - Turkey - Uganda - Ukraine - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom - United States - Uruguay - Uzbekistan - Venezuela - Vietnam - Yemen - Zambia - Zimbabwe
Other topics
Religious leaders
Birth and death categories
Births - Deaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments - Disestablishments
Works and introductions categories
Works - Introductions
Works entering the public domain
2015 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2015
MMXV
Ab urbe condita2768
Armenian calendar1464
?
Assyrian calendar6765
Bahá'í calendar171-172
Balinese saka calendar1936-1937
Bengali calendar1422
Berber calendar2965
British Regnal year63 Eliz. 2 - 64 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2559
Burmese calendar1377
Byzantine calendar7523-7524
Chinese calendar? (Wood Horse)
4711 or 4651
    -- to --
(Wood Goat)
4712 or 4652
Coptic calendar1731-1732
Discordian calendar3181
Ethiopian calendar2007-2008
Hebrew calendar5775-5776
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2071-2072
 - Shaka Samvat1936-1937
 - Kali Yuga5115-5116
Holocene calendar12015
Igbo calendar1015-1016
Iranian calendar1393-1394
Islamic calendar1436-1437
Japanese calendarHeisei 27
(27?)
Javanese calendar1948-1949
Juche calendar104
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4348
Minguo calendarROC 104
104?
Nanakshahi calendar547
Thai solar calendar2558
Tibetan calendar?
(male Wood-Horse)
2141 or 1760 or 988
    -- to --
?
(female Wood-Goat)
2142 or 1761 or 989
Unix time1420070400 - 1451606399

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Nobel Prizes

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See also

References

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  40. ^ "India, Bangladesh ratify historic land deal; Narendra Modi announces new $2 billion line of credit to Dhaka". Times of India. Retrieved 2016.
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  44. ^ "WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba". WHO. June 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  45. ^ "Payment failure pitches IMF into uncharted territory". Financial Times.
  46. ^ "Greece debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer". BBC.
  47. ^ "German-Led Eurozone Launching Coup Against Greek Government". Huffington Post. July 12, 2015.
  48. ^ "New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto". BBC. July 14, 2015.
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  53. ^ "Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine kills at least 27 people including four foreigners - latest updates". The Daily Telegraph. August 17, 2015.
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  58. ^ "Volkswagen under investigation over illegal software that masks emissions". The Guardian. September 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  67. ^ "Sinai plane crash: No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268". BBC. October 31, 2015.
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  70. ^ "A NATO Country Just Shot Down a Russian Warplane for the First Time Since the Cold War".
  71. ^ "COP21: World leaders begin high-level climate talks". BBC News. November 30, 2015.
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  73. ^ "COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris". BBC. December 12, 2015.
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