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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 union strikes against Royal Dutch Shell Plc at nine U.S. oil and chemical plants. Up until recently oil prices had undergone steep drops since June, but the union's action as part of the supply chain caused the market price to soar more than eight percent. (Reuters)
  • 02 Feb 2015 Moro insurgency in the Philippines: Foreign investors withdraw "billions of pesos" from the Philippines after a deadly battle threatened to derail the March 2014 peace deal. (The Straits Times), (Agence France Presse via Yahoo! News)
  • 03 Feb 2015 In the town of Chuddogram in eastern Bangladesh, anti-government protesters firebomb a bus full of sleeping passengers, leaving seven people dead. (AFP via ABC News)
  • 04 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Jordan executes convicted Iraqi terrorists Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli in response to the execution by ISIL of Jordanian Air Force lieutenant Muath Al-Kasasbeh. (USA Today)
  • 05 Feb 2015 Syrian Civil War: The United Arab Emirates suspends air strikes against the Islamic State after a video of a Jordanian air force pilot being burned alive is published online. The suspension involves concerns over a lack of coalition search and rescue capabilities in Syria to recover downed pilots. (NBC News)State news agency SANA claims that insurgent group Jaysh al-Islam has conducted a rocket attack on Damascus with at least eight people injured. (Reuters Trust)
  • 06 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL claims that the American female hostage Kayla Jean Mueller has been killed by Jordanian airstrikes at the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria. The White House says that they have no proof of her death. (AP) (AP via Twitter) (CNN), (BBC)
  • 07 Feb 2015 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction: North Korea test fires a new "ultra-precision" intelligent anti-ship missile which is to be deployed across its navy. (AFP via France 24)
  • 08 Feb 2015 In Cairo, Egypt, clashes between police and fans of Zamalek SC kill 22 people. Egyptian authorities indefinitely suspend football league matches. (BBC), (AP)
  • 09 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Fighting in the past 24 hours kills at least nine Ukrainian soldiers. (Reuters)An artillery shell causes a massive explosion at a chemical plant in Donetsk. (ABC News)
  • 10 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Fighting kills fifteen people and leaves 60 injured as missiles hit Ukraine's military headquarters in the city of Kramatorsk. (Radio Free Europe)
  • 11 Feb 2015 Iraqi clashes and attacks kill at least 31 people. (AP)
  • 12 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: The President of Russia Vladimir Putin announces the third peace agreement. (AP)(Euronews)
  • 13 Feb 2015 Internal conflict in Burma: Several days of clashes with Kokang rebels in the north of the country kills forty-seven Myanmar Army soldiers with dozens wounded. (CNN)
  • 14 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warns of a threat to a planned ceasefire tonight from heavy fighting today and accuses Russia of "significantly increasing" its offensive. In a live interview he ordered all Ukrainian forces to cease fire after midnight. (BBC)
  • 15 Feb 2015 2015 Copenhagen shootings: Danish Police seek a gunman who fired on three people near a Copenhagen synagogue a day after the shootings at the Free Speech Gathering. One person dies. (PA via The Independent), (The Australian)Danish police kill a man at the Nørrebro train station after an exchange of gunfire. The police believe he was the man responsible for the two previous attacks. (Reuters/AFP via ABC News Australia), (BBC)
  • 16 Feb 2015 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): Egypt bombs Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant targets in the city of Derna in Libya following the execution of 21 Coptic Christians recently. (BBC)
  • 17 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: The office of the President of Ukraine calls on the European Union and NATO to condemn the Russian-backed rebels for military action in Debaltseve. The self-proclaimed rebel government officials claim the town was not part of the recently established ceasefire. (AP) (New York Times)
  • 18 Feb 2015 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that at least 70 Syrian Army soldiers and more than 80 insurgents have died in recent fighting around the city of Aleppo. (Reuters via Trust)
  • 19 Feb 2015 Greece requests its partners in the eurozone for a six month loan program extension in an apparent compromise attempt; Germany has rejected the request. (BBC News)
  • 20 Feb 2015 Al Qubbah bombings: Multiple car bombs kill at least 45 and wound 30 in the eastern Libyan town of Al Qubbah. (BBC), (AP)
  • 21 Feb 2015 Boko Haram: The Nigerian Army recaptures the town of Baga where Boko Haram killed scores of people last month. (BBC)
  • 22 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: Pro-Russian rebels start a two-week process of removing heavy weapons from the front lines in eastern Ukraine in accordance with the ceasefire agreement. (Reuters via Haaretz)An explosion at a pro-Ukraine march kills three and injures more than 10 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (AFP via Yahoo News UK)
  • 23 Feb 2015 War in Donbass: The Ukrainian Army says it cannot withdraw its heavy weapons from the front, as it is still under attack from rebel forces despite the ceasefire. (Reuters)The President of Russia Vladimir Putin says a war with Ukraine is unlikely but refuses to hold more meetings with France, Germany and Ukraine over the ceasefire. (Daily Mail)
  • 24 Feb 2015 Military intervention against ISIL: John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, announces plans to deploy up to 143 New Zealand Defence Force personnel to Iraq on a training mission to last no more than two years. (New Zealand Herald)A wave of bombings in Baghdad kills at least 37 people. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
  • 25 Feb 2015 2015 Brit Awards: American entertainer Madonna falls off stage while performing "Living for Love" at the 2015 Brit Awards. (PA via WA Today)Mark Ronson wins Best British single for "Uptown Funk" featuring American singer Bruno Mars. (The Guardian)Ed Sheeran wins Best British album for x. (The Guardian)
  • 26 Feb 2015 War in Afghanistan: A Taliban suicide bomb attack on a Turkish government vehicle in Kabul kills at least one person. (BBC), (NBC News)
  • 27 Feb 2015 Somali pirates release four Thai hostages after nearly five years of captivity. (Reuters)
  • 28 Feb 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: A series of car bombs kill 19 people in Balad Ruz, east-central Iraq. (AP via News 24)

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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Directed by: Robert Wiene

Starring: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Country: United States of America

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

The Brain'S Way Of Healing by Norman Doidge

The Brain'S Way Of Healing

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Now a New York Times Bestseller!The bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge

Descent by Tim Johnston

Descent

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A Breakout NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerAn Indie National Bestseller“Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of

The Escape by David Baldacci

The Escape

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David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, he enthralled readers with John Puller.

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle by E L James

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle

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Now available in a single volume, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.”