Year in Review 2015
San Bernardino, California shooting
Police chased a dark-colored SUV and shot and killed the man and women inside, ending a day in horror in San Bernardino, California. The suspects were later identified as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, burst into a lunchtime holiday party at a social services center Dec. 2 and shot and killed 14 people. At least 21 more people were wounded.
Tragic day for Paris
News of explosives and gunfire throughout Paris spread, and the list of deadly locations seemed to multiply. A Friday in Paris turned into a night of terror as 130 people were killed on Nov. 13 at multiple locations. throughout the French capital. The Bataclan concert venue, featuring a California rock band, became the deadliest scene after terriosts shot and threw explosives, taking more than 100 people hostage. The night is the city's bloodiest since WWII.
Jenner revealed she is a trans woman in April 2015 and publicly announced her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn in a July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story. Her name and gender change became official on September 25, 2015. She has been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
Pope comes to America
pope cam to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Water on Mars
In late September, NASA scientists discovered water flowing across the surface of Mars. This was a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there.
11:56 a.m. Nepalese time on April 25, 2015: an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying thousands of homes, triggering a massive landslide on Mount Everest and killing approximately 9,000 people.
With a release date of Dec. 18 and months of anticipation, the trailers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens prompted a worldwide response of excitement and suspense leading up to the films
On June 2, 1953, Elizabeth Windsor was crowned. On September 9, 2015, she became the longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving Queen in history.
Cecil the lion
Cecil the lion lived in Zimbabwe and was both an attraction in the area and being studied and tracked by the University of Oxford. A recreational hunter shot and killed Cecil on July 1, 2015, drawing international media attention. People turned to Google search to ask questions about lion hunting and the death of Cecil