October 2015 calendar

October 2015

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2015?


  • 01 Oct 2015 Gaza-Israel conflict. In retaliation to the rocket that was fired on Ashdod in Israel, the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes against Hamas positions in Gaza. There are no casualties.
  • 02 Oct 2015 Russian intervention in Syria's Civil War: Russian planes attacked Syria on the third day consecutively, according to the Russian Government. They also hit 12 Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) targets. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ISIL is not present in the areas of western and northern Syria, although Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front is. Russian planes also attacked Raqqah (the unofficial capital) of ISIL.
  • 03 Oct 2015 The Obama Administration considers whether to use military force in order to defend the U.S.-backed rebels against the Assad regime.
  • 04 Oct 2015 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Two Israeli civilians are killed in stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City. Three others are injured in the attack. Israel prohibits Palestinians from entering Jerusalem's Old City for 2 days, unless they are residents there. (BBC News), (Yahoo News),
  • 05 Oct 2015 Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War, Spillover from the Syrian Civil War. Turkey claims that a Russian warplane invaded its airspace close to the Syrian border. The Turkish Air Force was able to dispatch two F-16 fighter aircraft to intercept the plane. The Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador to protest this violation. It urged Russia not to repeat it and warned that it would be held responsible for any untoward incident.
  • 06 Oct 2015 At least seven people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the al-Nour mosque in Sanaa, the capital of the Houthi-controlled Yemeni state.
  • 07 Oct 2015 Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant: According to FBI investigations, criminal networks that specialize in nuclear smuggling in Eastern Europe (especially in the country of Moldova) have reportedly shipped radioactive material from 'Middle Eastern extremists. This includes the Islamic State, which in the past threatened to unleash a nuclear holocaust in order to 'wipe the West of the Earth'.
  • 08 Oct 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015)-present, Saudi Arabian led intervention in Yemen: The government forces and their allies, which include troops from a Saudi Arabian coalition, capture Sirwah, the last outpost Houthi militants of the key Marib region. (The Australian) Yemeni military forces supported by Houthi militants are reported to have destroyed a Saudi warship off Yemen's coast in the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
  • 09 Oct 2015 Iranian state television reports that Revolutionary Guard brigadier General Hossein Hamadani was killed by Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant militants in Aleppo. This is the latest of a series of Iranian commanders who have been killed in Syria and Iraq in the past six months.
  • 10 Oct 2015 After several violent riots in Israel and the West Bank, 3 rockets were fired by Palestinian militants at Israel.
  • 11 Oct 2015 Israeli traffic police stopped a Palestinian woman carrying a small gas canister in Israeli territory near Jerusalem. The gas canister is detonated, inflicting minor injuries on a police officer as well as her own critical wounds.
  • 12 Oct 2015 2015 Ankara bombings
  • 13 Oct 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Russian shells struck the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied against Russian airstrikes. The shelling was described by Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, as "a terrorist act."
  • 14 Oct 2015 After yesterday's massacre and destruction of a church, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo called for calm in Aceh.
  • 15 Oct 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: President Barack Obama announced that he would keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan.
  • 16 Oct 2015 Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian political violence: Palestinian rioters set ablaze the building containing Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, West Bank. The fire caused extensive damage to the structure. The attack is condemned by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. (Times of Israel) (Jerusalem Post). A Palestinian pretending to be a journalist, with a camera and a vest labelled "PRESS", stabbed an Israeli soldier shortly after the incident. The attacker was shot dead.
  • 17 Oct 2015 Henriette Reker is a candidate for Cologne's mayoral race. A man claims he is angry about Germany's refugee policies and stabs her in the neck. Reker and an aide are both in serious condition. Three other people sustained minor injuries.
  • 18 Oct 2015 Israeli forces evacuated dozens Jewish worshippers who were surrounded in Nablus by Palestinians following their entry to Joseph's Tomb compound, which had been recently set on fire by Palestinians. Although the area is now under total Palestinian control, Jewish prayer can be done there if it is coordinated with authorities. According to the military, Sunday's visit was illegal and worshippers did not have permission. (AP),
  • 19 Oct 2015 A 19-year-old soldier Omri LEVY was killed and almost a dozen were injured in a shooting attack at the central bus station in Beersheba. The attack was carried out by Mohind al-Okbi (21-year-old Israeli Bedouin Arab), who was killed in gun battle.
  • 20 Oct 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17), American-led Intervention in Iraq (2014-2018): Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, arrived in Iraq to discuss ongoing fight against ISIS.
  • 21 Oct 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Taliban declared that they had overthrown Ghoryan in western Herat. This was the second district to be overthrown in three days.
  • 22 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War: According to the Associated Press, Kurds in Syria have established a new administration at Tal Abyad (a Sunni Arab town) which they took from ISIS in June 2017. (U.S. News and World Report). Russian military intervention in Syria Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that at least 12 people, including health-care workers were killed in an attack on a Sarmin field hospital, Idlib by Russian aircraft.
  • 23 Oct 2015 At least 33 people were killed in suicide bombings that took place at mosques in Yola and Maiduguri, both northeast Nigerian cities.
  • 24 Oct 2015 At least one person is killed and dozens are injured in a series of bomb explosions in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dhaka police dismissed claims of ISIS responsibility and told AFP that they have not yet found any connection to any militant group.
  • 25 Oct 2015 Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015): Israeli border officers shoot a 17-year old girl who approached them with a knife, in Hebron, a southern West Bank city. (The New Daily AU). A Palestinian stabs an Israeli settler at Gush Etzion. Three more stabbing attacks on Israelis did not result in any Israeli deaths.
  • 26 Oct 2015 Spillover from the Syrian Civil War, Turkey ISIL conflict: According to the state-run Anadolu Agency, four Islamic State militants were killed and two Turkish policemen were injured in an attack on a house that was being used by militants in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. Four other officers sustained injuries.
  • 27 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War, Destructions of Cultural Heritage by ISIL: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Islamic State executed three people in Palmyra, an ancient city in Syria, by strapping them to pillars, and then blowing them up using antiquities. ISIL has yet not revealed the identities or the reasons for their deaths to locals.
  • 28 Oct 2015 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban insurgents take the Darqad District, in the northeast Takhar Province close to the border with Tajikistan. Six Afghan soldiers are killed during the fighting. (Reuters) (AP via The Daily Mail). Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, announced that more than 400 troops would remain in Afghanistan until 2016. They will provide training for Afghan troops and support NATO operations in Kabul.
  • 29 Oct 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 23 people were killed in a rocket attack against a camp that contained members of the Iranian opposition group near Baghdad International Airport.
  • 30 Oct 2015 Syrian Civil War: At most 65 people have been killed and 250 more injured by airstrikes launched by the Syrian government against a market in Douma, Syria. (WSJ) (Reuters) (Al Jazeera via Yahoo! American-led intervention in Syria: The United States President Barack Obama will send Special Operations troops to northern Syria, which is under Kurdish control, to aid local forces fighting the Islamic State.
  • 31 Oct 2015 American-led intervention in Syria: The newly formed U.S.-backed rebel alliance, Democratic Forces of Syria (DFS), launches an offensive against Islamic State forces located in Hasaka, northeastern Syria.
  • 01 Oct 2015 A gunman kills nine people at a community college in Oregon.
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Which were the most popular books released in October 2015?

Purity by Jonathan Franzen



The New York Times bestseller for morally complex times, FreedomYoung Pip Tyler does not know who she is. She knows her true name is Purity. She also knows she owes $130,000 in student loans. She's living in Oakland with anarchists. …

Plunder And Deceit by Mark R. Levin

Plunder And Deceit


Mark R. Levin has written a number of #1 New York Times bestsellers. His overarching patriotic mission was to prevent a terrible tragedy: The loss the greatest republic ever known.

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

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OFF THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES and BUZZFEED * A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms is a collection of the three prequel novels to George R.

After You by Jojo Moyes

After You


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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal


The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review and Chicago Tribune named it a Best Book for the Year. Now in paperback, with a new reading guide,Medicine has won the battle against all odds, making the risks of injury …