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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.