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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2015.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2015: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2015?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2015 The United Steelworkers strike against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, nine U.S. chemical and oil plants. Oil prices had been falling since June but were soaring after the union's actions as part of the supply chain.
  • 02 Feb 2015 After a bloody battle that threatened to end the March 2014 peace agreement, foreign investors have pulled "billions" of pesos from the Philippines. (The Straits Times)
  • 03 Feb 2015 Seven people were killed when anti-government protesters set fire to a bus carrying sleeping passengers in Chuddogram, eastern Bangladesh.
  • 04 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Jordan executes two convicted terrorists from Iraq, Sajida Al-Rishawi and Ziad Al-Karbouli. This is in response to the execution of Muath Al Kasasbeh, a Jordanian Air Force lieutenant.
  • 05 Feb 2015 Syrian Civil War: After a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, the United Arab Emirates has suspended air strikes against Islamic State. Concerns over the lack of coordination search and rescue capabilities in Syria to retrieve downed pilots led to the suspension. (NBC News)State news agency SANA reports that Jaysh al-Islam, an insurgent group, has launched a rocket attack against Damascus, causing at least eight injuries.
  • 06 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL claims that Kayla Jean Müller, American female hostage, was killed in airstrikes by Jordan at the outskirts of Raqqa (Syria). According to the White House, they do not have any evidence of her death. (AP) (AP via Tweet) (CNN),
  • 07 Feb 2015 North Korea and weapons to mass destruction: North Korea tests a new intelligent anti-ship missile with ultra-precision that will be used across its navy.
  • 08 Feb 2015 22 people are killed in clashes between Zamalek SC supporters and police in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities suspend for life football league matches. (BBC),
  • 09 Feb 2015 At least nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fighting in Donbass in the last 24 hours. (Reuters) An artillery shell explodes at a Donetsk chemical plant.
  • 10 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Fight kills 15 people, and 60 are injured when missiles strike the Ukrainian military headquarters in Kramatorsk.
  • 11 Feb 2015 At least 31 people are killed in attacks and clashes in Iraq.
  • 12 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: President Vladimir Putin announces the third peace accord.
  • 13 Feb 2015 Conflict in Burma: Over a few days, 47 soldiers from the Myanmar Army are killed and many more are injured in clashes with rebel Kokang in the country's north.
  • 14 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Ukrainian President Petro Polouchenko warns about a threatened ceasefire tonight. He also accuses Russia for "significantly increasing" their offensive. He ordered that all Ukrainian forces cease fire after midnight in a live interview.
  • 15 Feb 2015 2015 Copenhagen shootings: Danish police seek gunman who opened fire on three people in Copenhagen near a synagogue, just a day after the Free Speech Gathering shootings. One person dies. After a gunfight, a Danish police officer kills a man at Norrebro's train station. Police believe that he is the one responsible for the previous attacks. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia).
  • 16 Feb 2015 Libyan Civil War (2014-present: Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Iraq and Levant in Derna, Libya after the execution of 21 Coptic Christians.
  • 17 Feb 2015 War in Donbass. The President of Ukraine's office calls for NATO and the European Union to condemn Russian-backed rebels in Debaltseve. Officials of the self-proclaimed rebel government claim that the town is not part the ceasefire.
  • 18 Feb 2015 Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 70 Syrian Army soldiers have been killed and more than 80 rebels were injured in fighting in Aleppo.
  • 19 Feb 2015 In an apparent compromise effort, Greece asked its eurozone partners for a 6-month loan program extension. Germany rejected the request.
  • 20 Feb 2015 Bombings in Al Qubbah: At least 45 people were killed and 30 others were injured by multiple car bombs that struck the eastern Libyan city of Al Qubbah. (BBC),
  • 21 Feb 2015 Boko Haram: The Nigerian Army retakes Baga, where Boko Haram massacred scores of people last month.
  • 22 Feb 2015 War in Donbass - Pro-Russian rebels begin a two week process to remove heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine's front lines, in accordance to the ceasefire agreement. (Reuters via Haaretz). An explosion at a pro Ukraine march in Kharkiv in Ukraine kills three people and injures over ten others.
  • 23 Feb 2015 War in Donbass - The Ukrainian Army claims it can't withdraw its heavy weapons from that front because it is still being attacked by rebel forces despite the ceasefire. (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a war with Ukraine was unlikely, but refused to meet with France and Germany over the ceasefire.
  • 24 Feb 2015 John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, announces plans for up to 143 New Zealand Defence Force personnel being deployed to Iraq as part of a two-year training mission. (New Zealand Herald). At least 37 people are killed in a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad.
  • 25 Feb 2015 2015 Brit Awards: Madonna, an American entertainer, falls from stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at 2015 Brit Awards. (PA via WA Today). Mark Ronson is awarded Best British Single for "Uptown Funk", featuring Bruno Mars. (The Guardian).Ed Sheeran is awarded Best British Album for x.
  • 26 Feb 2015 War in Afghanistan: At least one person is killed in a suicide bombing attack by Taliban on a vehicle belonging to the Turkish government in Kabul. (BBC),
  • 27 Feb 2015 After nearly five years in captivity, Somali pirates free four Thai hostages.
  • 28 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: 19 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Balad Ruz (east-central Iraq).
  • 04 Feb 2015 TransAsia Airways Flight 235, with 58 people on board, en route from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen, crashes into the Keelung River just after takeoff, killing 43 people.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Uptown Funk!
  2. - Thinking Out Loud
  3. - Blank Space
  4. - Take Me To Church
  5. - Sugar

Movies

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Books

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Small Victories by Anne Lamott

Small Victories

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies

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Entertainment Weekly called the #1 New York Times Bestseller "a surefire hit." NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HOBO(r) LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE Witherspon, NICOLE KIDMAN and SHAILENE WOODLEY. DIRECTOR OF WILD & DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: JEAN-MARC VALLEE AND WRITER DAVIDE.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Nick's intelligent and beautiful wife vanishes, presents are being wrapped and reservations made.

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Funny Girl

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The bestselling author of High Fidelity and About a Boy is back with a new novel. Funny Girl, set in 1960s London, is a lively story about the adventures of Sophie Straw, a young woman who sets out on her …

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven

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Kirsten Raymonde, a National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, will never forget the night Arthur Leander (the famous Hollywood actor) had a heart attack while performing King