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Awesome Facts About Year 2015

01. Firstly, 2015 is not a Leap Year.

02. The most resemble date is 5/15/2015 (month/day/year).

03. There are a total of 53 weeks and 52 Sundays in Gregorian Calendar year 2015.

04. For those that are paraskavedekatriaphobic (people with the fear of Friday 13th), this year, We have only 3 Friday 13th i.e in February, March, and November.

05. The total number of National/Federal Holidays 2015 are; 11 in USA, 8 in UK, 8 in Canada, etc. out of these 2015 holidays, 5,4, and 3 holidays will be on Monday in USA, UK, and Canada, respectively.

06. Roughly up to 150 Million human births are expected within a period of 365 days of 2015, across the world.

07. United Nation has declared Year 2015 to be the “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies” and “International Year of Soils”.

08. The Year of Light commemorates the centenary of Einstein’s formulation of the Theory of General Relativity which predicted that light is deflected by gravity.

09. This year is the 800th anniversary of King John issuing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.

10. It is the 600th anniversary of England’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415…

11. And it’s the 200th anniversary of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

12. … and of Humphrey Davy’s invention of the miners’ lamp (1815)

13. Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton was born 250 years ago in 1765 and died 200 years ago in 1815.

14. Isaac Asimov’s story Runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of Robotics, is set in 2015.

15. Stanley Matthews, Norman Wisdom, Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles, and Frank Sinatra were all born 100 years ago.

16. This is also the bicentenary of the opening of the world’s first commercial cheese factory, in Switzerland in 1815.

17. As of today (January 1st), The Eurasian Economic Union came into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

18. …Lithuania officially adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas, and becomes the nineteenth Eurozone country.

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