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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 2015: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2015?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2015 Gaza–Israel conflict: In retaliation for the rocket fired on the Israeli city of Ashdod, the Israeli Air Force carries out airstrikes on suspected Hamas positions in Gaza. No casualties are reported. (The News Hub)
  • 02 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War, Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War: The Russian Government says Russian jets bombed Syria for the third consecutive day, hitting 12 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that ISIL has no presence in the western and northern areas struck though Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front does. Russian planes also bombed Raqqah, the unofficial capital of ISIL. (Daily Mail)
  • 03 Oct 2015 The Obama Administration weighs the option of using military force to protect the U.S.-backed rebels fighting the Assad regime. (Fox News)
  • 04 Oct 2015 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Stabbing attacks carried out by Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City kill two Israeli civilians and injures three others. As a result, Israel bans Palestinians from entering the Old City for two days unless they live there. (BBC News), (Yahoo News), (CNN)
  • 05 Oct 2015 Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, Spillover of the Syrian Civil War: Turkey says a Russian warplane violated its airspace near the Syrian border, prompting the Turkish Air Force to scramble two F-16 fighter jets to intercept it. The Foreign Ministry summoned Russia's ambassador to protest the violation and urged Russia to avoid repeating such a violation, or it would be held "responsible for any undesired incident that may occur". (Reuters)
  • 06 Oct 2015 In the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa, at least seven people are killed following a suicide-bomb attack on the al-Nour mosque. (Reuters)
  • 07 Oct 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: An FBI investigation has reportedly found that criminal networks specializing in nuclear smuggling in Eastern Europe, particularly in the nation of Moldova, have shipped radioactive material to 'Middle Eastern extremists', including the Islamic State (which in the recent past has threatened to unleash a nuclear holocaust to 'wipe the West off the face of the Earth'). (AP via The Huffington Post)
  • 08 Oct 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Government forces and their allies, including troops from a Saudi Arabian-led coalition, capture the town of Sirwah, the last outpost of Houthi militants in the key Marib province. (The Australian)Yemeni military forces backed by Houthi militants reportedly destroy a Saudi warship off the coast of Yemen in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb strait. (Press TV) (Fars News) (Independent)
  • 09 Oct 2015 Iranian state television says Revolutionary Guard brigadier general, Hossein Hamadani, has been killed on the outskirts of Syria's Aleppo by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants. This is the latest in a string of high-ranking Iranian commanders killed in Iraq and Syria in the last six months. (Independent)
  • 10 Oct 2015 Palestinian militants fire 3 rockets into Israel during the night after several violent riots throughout Israel and the West Bank. (BBC)
  • 11 Oct 2015 Israeli traffic police stop a Palestinian woman transporting a small gas canister within Israeli territory near Jerusalem. She detonates the gas canister, lightly wounding a police officer and critically wounding herself. (AP via Houston Chronicle) (AFP via NDTV)
  • 12 Oct 2015 2015 Ankara bombings: The Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu states that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is the prime suspect in Saturday's bombing. (Reuters via Thomson Reuters Foundation)
  • 13 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War, Russian involvement in the Syrian Civil War: Two shells hit the Russian embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, as hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied outside in support of Russian airstrikes. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the shelling as "a terrorist act." (BBC)
  • 14 Oct 2015 The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo calls for calm in the province of Aceh after a person was killed and a church burned down yesterday. (Channel News Asia)
  • 15 Oct 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): President of the United States Barack Obama announces that he will keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan. (RT)
  • 16 Oct 2015 Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian political violence: Palestinian rioters set fire to the building containing Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus causing heavy damage to the structure before the fire is put out. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the attack. (Times of Israel) (Jerusalem Post)An Israeli soldier is stabbed shortly after the fire by a Palestinian posing as a journalist with a camera and a "PRESS" vest; the attacker is shot dead. (Reuters)
  • 17 Oct 2015 Henriette Reker, a candidate in Cologne's mayoral race, is stabbed in the neck by a man claiming to be angry over Germany's refugee policies. Reker is in serious condition, as is an aide. Three others suffered minor injuries. (BBC) (Today Online)
  • 18 Oct 2015 The Israeli military evacuated dozens of Jewish worshippers who were surrounded by Palestinians after entering Joseph's Tomb compound in Nablus, which was recently torched by Palestinians. The area is under full Palestinian control but Jewish prayer is permitted there when coordinated with authorities. The military said Sunday's visit was not, and the worshippers had no permit. (AP), (New Delhi Television)
  • 19 Oct 2015 19-year-old soldier Omri Levy was killed and nearly a dozen injured in a shooting and stabbing attack in the central bus station in the southern city of Beersheba carried out by an Israeli Bedouin Arab, 21-year old Mohind al-Okbi, who was killed after a gun battle. (Washington Post) (NBC News)
  • 20 Oct 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017), American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present): The United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford arrived in Iraq to discuss the ongoing battle against ISIS. (AP)
  • 21 Oct 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban announced it overran Ghoryan in western Herat, the second district to fall in three days. (Long War Journal)
  • 22 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War: The Associated Press reports that Kurds in Syria established a new administration in the Sunni-Arab town of Tal Abyad, which the Kurds wrestled from ISIS last June. (U.S. News and World Report)Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least a dozen people, including health-care workers, were killed when Russian aircraft attacked a field hospital in Sarmin, Idlib. (AFP via Yahoo News)
  • 23 Oct 2015 Boko Haram: Two suicide bombings at mosques kill at least 33 people in the northeast Nigerian cities of Yola and Maiduguri. (Premium Times) (Reuters) (Media24) (AFP via Yahoo)
  • 24 Oct 2015 A series of bomb blasts targeting Shia Muslims in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka kills at least one person and injures dozens more. Claims of responsibility by ISIS are discounted by Dhaka police who told AFP, "So far we have not found any link to any militant group." (Reuters) (Christian Science Monitor)
  • 25 Oct 2015 Israeli-Palestinian conflict (2015): Israeli border police shoot dead a 17-year-old girl after she approached them with a knife in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. (The New Daily AU)A Palestinian stabs an Israeli settler in Gush Etzion. 3 more stabbing attacks against Israelis resulted in no Israeli fatalities. (Ynet)
  • 26 Oct 2015 Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, Turkey–ISIL conflict: Four Islamic State militants and two Turkish policemen are killed during a raid on a house used by militants in the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. Four other police officers were injured. (AP via Fox News) (Reuters)
  • 27 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War, Destruction of cultural heritage by ISIL: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports the Islamic State, on Sunday, executed three detainees in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by strapping them to pillars and blowing them up with the antiquities. ISIL has yet to tell locals the identities of the three individuals or say why they had been killed. (BBC) (USA Today)
  • 28 Oct 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Taliban insurgents seize the Darqad District in the northeast Takhar Province near the border with Tajikistan. At least six Afghan troops are killed in the fighting. (Reuters) (AP via The Daily Mail)Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence for the United Kingdom, announces that over 400 troops will remain in Afghanistan through 2016. The military personnel will train Afghan toops and support NATO operations in Kabul. (Military Times)
  • 29 Oct 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): The death toll from a rocket attack on a camp containing members of an Iranian opposition group next to Baghdad International Airport rises to 23. (Jerusalem Post)
  • 30 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War: At least 65 people are killed and 250 injured in Syrian government airstrikes targeting a marketplace in the city of Douma, Syria. (WSJ) (Reuters) (Al Jazeera via Yahoo!)American-led intervention in Syria: U.S. President Barack Obama is set to send Special Operations forces to regions in northern Syria under Kurdish control to help local forces fight the Islamic State. (New York Times) (Reuters)
  • 31 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War, American-led intervention in Syria: A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance, Democratic Forces of Syria, launches an offensive against Islamic State forces in the northeast province of Hasaka. (Reuters) (International Business Times)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Hills
  2. - What Do You Mean?
  3. - Hotline Bling
  4. - Can't Feel My Face
  5. - Watch Me

Movies

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED • Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms …

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often

The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Scam

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail.

Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates And Furies

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A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 KIRKUS PRIZE“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers – with

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dead Wake

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#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as …