The Most Memorable Moments of 2015

For many of us, the thought that the year is almost over has barely occurred. However, by the time we get back to school from winter break, it will in fact be 2016. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable moments of 2015, positive or negative, their impact on the world can not be forgotten.

Charlie Hebdo shooting – Jan. 7

The Charlie Hebdo weekly satirical newspaper in France was attacked by two terrorists, leaving 11 people dead and 11 wounded. The attack sparked outrage in the country, especially concerning the idea of Freedom of Speech and how it tied into the attack.

A tribute held for victims killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack. Photo from: http://www.newyorker.com/
A tribute held for victims killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack. Photo from: http://www.newyorker.com/

First model with down syndrome to walk down the New York Fashion Week runway – Feb. 12

Actress and model Jamie Brewer is best known for her roles on American Horror Story, and as an advocate for people with disabilities. She made history when she became the first model with down syndrome to walk down the runway during New York Fashion Week.

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Jamie Brewer stepping out on to the runway in the “Role Models not Runway Models” show. Photo from: http://www.usatoday.com

 

Zayn Malik leaves One Direction – March

In 2010 One Direction was the next crazed after boyband since ‘NSync and the Backstreet Boys. However, this year Zayn Malik left the band, leaving fans devastated. Although the band still remains intact with four members, Zayn Malik has gone solo in his career.

One Direction while Zayn Malik was still in the band.
One Direction while Zayn Malik was still in the band. Photo from: www.vox.com

Caitlyn Jenner’s Interview with Diane Sawyer Aired on ABC – April 24

Jenner’s now famous words, “I am a woman,” sparked gossip and support from all across the nation as she came out as a transgender woman. Jenner also appeared on the June cover of Vanity Fair, making it her first appearance as Caitlyn.

Caitlyn Jenner on her Vanity Fair cover. Photo from: www.ibtimes.com
Caitlyn Jenner on her Vanity Fair cover. Photo from: www.ibtimes.com

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge Born – May 2

As the second child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born in May. She became the fourth in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II, after her paternal grandfather, father, and elder brother.

Princess Charlotte with her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo by: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiY8K2d4NTJAhVI5yYKHSCbCHUQjB0IBg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vogue.co.uk%2Fspy%2Fcelebrity-photos%2F2015%2F05%2F05%2Fprincess-charlotte-of-cambridge-pictures-gallery-album&psig=AFQjCNGpOmDxRUHugZYAWcC_DTTYOHUr4Q&ust=1449955677521099
Princess Charlotte with her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo from: http://www.vogue.co.uk

Same-Sex Marriage legalized in the United States – June 26

For the last decade, individual states have legalized same sex marriage, however on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that all states and territories must recognize the marriage of same-sex couples.

Same sex marriage supporters stand outside Supreme Court  http://abcnews.go.com
Same sex marriage supporters stand outside Supreme Court
Photo from: http://abcnews.go.com

First picture of Pluto – July 13

NASA’s New Horizons got the first photo of Pluto in July, the dwarf planet (who is still considered a planet it many of our hearts) is finally visible to humanity.

The first photo of Pluto. Photo by: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0
The first photo of Pluto. Photo from: https://www.nasa.gov

Water on Mars – Sept. 28

NASA has found many new things in our solar system this year, including the discovery of water on mars. Speculation of life on Mars has gone on for decades, and the discovery may lead to an answer for that theory.

Water flowing on the surface of mars. Photo by: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars
Water flowing on the surface of mars.
Photo from: https://www.nasa.gov


Paris Attack – Nov. 13

A series of terrorist attacks took place on the evening of Nov.13 at Paris. Worldwide, the 130 lives lost were mourned, while 368 people wounded still recover from the experience. These attacks were the deadliest in France since World War II, and France will continue to grieve for months to come.

The "Peace for Paris" by Jean Jullien became image that became famous on social media after the Paris attacks Photo from: http://www.usmagazine.com/
The “Peace for Paris” by Jean Jullien became image that became viral on social media after the Paris attacks. Photo from: http://www.usmagazine.com/

Stars Wars: The Force Awakens – Dec. 18

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits the screen on Dec. 18, and tickets have already sold out in most theaters. Earlier this year, the trailer was played during a football game, making fans hyped for episode seven of the saga.

The new star wars movie is highly anticipated.  Photo from: http://schmoesknow.com
The new Star Wars movie is highly anticipated.
Photo from: http://schmoesknow.com

Although it doesn’t feel like it, these events will become an everlasting part of our memories and have made history.

 

Think there were some moments that didn’t make the list? Leave your favorite memories in the comments section.

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About Julia Rash

Hi there, I'm Julia, the editor-in-chief this year at Brahma News. I am in charge of editing news and feature pieces, but I also tend to stick to writing them as well. I have a lot of fun being a part of the Brahma News and I hope you enjoy what we post!

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