2015 Newspaper Headlines
A 2015 newspaper could report a wide variety of news, from a range of memorable events that spanned the year. The year began with sad news from Paris in January, where a terrorist attack had taken place at the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ offices, following a publication from the satirical newspaper. In June, 2015 news headlines were made as Donald Trump – TV personality and businessman – launched his campaign for US Presidency.
Later in the year, Kanye West announces that he will run for president in 2020… In August of 2015 a social media milestone was reached when Mark Zuckerberg announced that a staggering 1 billion people had logged into Facebook. Read about these events with an original newspaper printed at the time.
7th January 2015
12 in Paris killed including Jean Cabut and Stephane Charbonnier during terrorist attacks on the offices of satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo”.
3rd March 2015
The documentary by journalist and environmental activist, Chai Jing’s “Under the Dome” has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent.
18th April 2015
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Green Day, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the 5 Royals, Ringo Star, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lou Reed.
2nd May 2015
Manny Pacquiao is defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in round 12 for the welterweight boxing title.
15th June 2015
Businessman, TV Personality and real estate mogul, Donald Trump launches his campaign for US President.
11th July 2015
Via a specially constructed 1.5m tunnel from his cell to a nearby house, Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escapes from Altiplano maximum security prison.
24th August 2015
Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announces that for the 1st time, 1 billion people logged into Facebook.
30th August 2015
Rapper and designer, Kanye West announces he will run for president in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards.
9th September 2015
Beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months.
4th November 2015
Pop star, Katy Perry is announced as the highest paid musician of the year according to Forbes Magazine.
12th November 2015
US president, Barack Obama is named ‘Ally of the Year’ by Out Magazine, becoming the 1st president to pose for cover of a gay magazine.
31st December 2015
1,134 are killed by US law enforcement. Young black men are 9x more likely to become victims.
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