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2015NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

2015Rare Honus Wagner Card Sells for $1.32 Million at Robert Edward Auctions

2015 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 4
Family, officers attend funeral of murdered NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu 
Jan 4
Pope Francis announces 15 bishops, archbishops to become cardinals 
Apr 12
79th Golf Masters Championship: Jordan Spieth wins, shooting a 270  
Apr 21
Japan's maglev train sets world record: 603 kph 
Apr 23
Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years 
Apr 26
Rare Honus Wagner Card Sells for $1.32 Million at Robert Edward Auctions 
Apr 30
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select QB Jameis Winston as the #1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. QB Marcus Mariota is selected second by the Tennessee Titans. 
May 2
141st [Kentucky Derby]: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:03.02 
May 3
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, NV by unanimous decision. Remains undefeated at 48-0 
May 4
The Riviera Hotel & Casino closes, ending a colorful 60-year run on the Las Vegas Strip 
Oct 26
Airstrikes hit Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen 
Oct 26
Outrage after South Carolina officer arrests student 
Oct 26
Iran steps up its forces in Syria 
Oct 27
Kansas City Royals beat NY Mets in Game 1 of World Series, 5-4 in 14 innings. 
Oct 27
Three Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks: Israeli army 
Oct 27
Game 1 of World Series delayed after Fox broadcast loses power 
Oct 28
US astronauts conclude 7-hour spacewalk, 250 miles above Earth 
Oct 29
Phil Collins' fans rejoice: Artist announces end of retirement 
Oct 29
US sensors detect Russian submarines near underwater cables 
Oct 29
EU Parliament votes to protect Edward Snowden 
Oct 29
'Happy Birthday To You' Now In the Public Domain 
Oct 30
22 dead as two boats sink in eastern Aegean Sea 
Oct 30
27 dead, scores injured after fire breaks out at Romanian nightclub 
Oct 31
Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai with 224 people on board 
Oct 31
World Series: Mets pick up must-win victory over Royals, win 9-3 
Oct 31
Rugby World Cup 2015: All Blacks overcome Wallabies to make history 
Nov 1
World Series: Kansas City Royals steal Game 4 from New York Mets 
Nov 1
Halloween asteroid resembling skull narrowly misses Earth 
Nov 1
Breeders' Cup: American Pharoah bids farewell with dominant victory 
Nov 1
US Navy finds wreckage believed to be missing cargo ship El Faro 
Nov 2
International Space Station celebrates 15 years of human life in space 
Nov 3
Overcrowded bus tilts, plunges down a hill in Nepal; at least 30 killed 
Nov 3
Michelle Payne becomes first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup 
Nov 3
9-year-old shot to death in Chicago alley 
Nov 4
At least 10 killed in Pakistan building collapse 
Nov 4
South Sudan plane crash kills 15; baby among 3 survivors 
Nov 4
Ancient Greek fort of Acra found in Jerusalem, archaeologists say 
Nov 4
France lifts ban on gay men as blood donors 
Nov 4
Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's Prime Minister 
Nov 5
World's first figure-8 ferris wheel opens in Macau 
Nov 5
George Barris, Batmobile creator and 'King of the Kustomizers,' dies at 89 
Nov 6
Mormon church labels same-sex couples apostates 
Nov 7
Magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocks Chile 
Nov 7
Leaders of China and Taiwan hold first talks since bitter 1949 split 
Nov 8
John Lennon's 'lost' acoustic guitar sells for $2.4 million 
Nov 8
Polls open in Myanmar's freest elections in decades 
Nov 8
Sinkhole in Mississippi swallows over a dozen cars 
Nov 12
Red Cross: At least 37 killed, 180 hurt in southern Beirut suicide bombings 
Nov 12
ISIS threatens Russia in new video 
Nov 13
7.0 quake strikes off shores of Japan 
Nov 13
Wave of violent attacks hits Paris; dozens killed 
Nov 14
Paris attacks: Horror as terror strikes France again, killing 132 people 
Nov 14
US airstrike in Libya kills ISIS leader 
Nov 15
Ronda Rousey knocked out by Holly Holm in huge UFC upset 
Nov 15
10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal 
Nov 16
French jets bomb Syria in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa 
Nov 17
Russia bombards Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria 
Nov 17
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive 
Nov 17
Russia offers $50 million reward in Sinai jet crash case 
Nov 17
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive 
Nov 18
ISIS claims they used soda can bomb in Metrojet crash 
Nov 19
Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages 
Nov 19
ISIS video threatens New York City 
Nov 19
Beijing vows justice as ISIS kills Chinese, Norwegian hostages 
Nov 19
Richie McCaw: All Blacks great retires after record 148 caps 
Nov 20
Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard being released after 30 years 
Nov 20
American student among 3 killed in West Bank assault 
Nov 21
Cameroon: At least 6 killed in suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings 
Nov 23
7 dead after helicopter crashes in Kashmir on way back from Hindu shrine 
Nov 23
Suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 8 
Nov 24
Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed 
Nov 25
Chicago protesters march, block streets after police release shooting video 
Nov 25
Russia warns of 'serious consequences' after Turkey downs warplane 
Nov 28
21 killed in Nigeria suicide attack 
Nov 29
NSA ends bulk phone data collection 
Nov 29
11 killed in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon 
Nov 29
Davis Cup final: Andy Murray clinches title for Great Britain 
Nov 30
Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan's shores 
Nov 30
NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. 
Dec 1
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender woman in Philippines 
Dec 2
NATO formally invites Montenegro to join alliance, irking Russia 
Dec 2
Sandra Bullock adopts daughter Laila 
Dec 3
Swiss police arrest FIFA officials suspected of taking millions in bribes 
Dec 4
12 dead, five hurt, in Molotov cocktail attack on Egyptian nightclub 
Dec 4
China pledges $60 billion in funding support to Africa 
Dec 5
NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades 
Dec 5
3 stabbed at London tube station in terror attack, police say 
Dec 6
One dead, 29 missing in Azerbaijan oil explosion 
Dec 7
7.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Tajikistan 
Dec 7
Venezuela's opposition party wins parliament 
Dec 9
TIME names German leader Angela Merkel its Person of the Year 
Dec 11
4 dead in California medical helicopter crash 
Dec 11
US-led coalition says it killed ISIS finance minister in Iraq 
Dec 11
Honduras national soccer player Arnold Peralta shot dead at shopping mall 
Dec 12
Polls open in Saudi Arabia, first time women allowed to vote 
Dec 12
At least 87 killed in latest Burundi violence 
Dec 12
Heisman Trophy: Alabama running back Derrick Henry wins 2015 award 
Dec 13
First women elected to office in Saudi Arabia 
Dec 13
Explosion at bus stop kills 12 people in Pakistan 
Dec 13
Fire kills 23 people at Russian psychiatric hospital 
Dec 13
At least 87 killed in latest Burundi violence 
Dec 13
Russia fires on Turkish ship to 'avoid collision' in Aegean Sea 
Dec 14
Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 41 dead 
Dec 14
Dazzling new airplane patent offers seats on top of aircraft 
Dec 14
More than 700000 evacuated as Typhoon Melor batters Philippines 
Dec 14
Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 43 dead 
Dec 14
Plumber sues dealership for $1 million after truck ends up with terrorists 
Dec 14
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will not reinstate Pete Rose 
Dec 16
North Korea sentences Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison 
Dec 17
Wolf 1061 exoplanet: 'Super-Earth' discovered only 14 light-years away 
Dec 18
Mother Teresa to become a saint; Pope Francis recognizes second miracle 
Dec 18
All schools shut down in a Virginia county over Islam homework assignment 
Dec 18
UN to officially recognize Yom Kippur in 2016 
Dec 19
Turkey to withdraw troops from Iraq 
Dec 20
Man arrested after jumping fence, entering Treasury Building 
Dec 20
Wrong contestant crowned at Miss Universe 2015 
Dec 20
Las Vegas Strip blocked off after car mows down pedestrians 
Dec 20
Steve Harvey mistakenly crowns the wrong Miss Universe 2015 
Dec 20
Dozens missing after landslide in south China 
Dec 21
Motorcycle bomb kills 6 NATO service members 
Dec 21
Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra Bland case 
Dec 21
FDA lifts lifetime ban on gay men donating blood 
Dec 21
Hezbollah vows revenge on Israel after death of senior militant Samir Kuntar 
Dec 21
Iranians hacked into New York dam 
Dec 22
Number of refugees reaching Europe this year passes 1 million 
Dec 22
NY cop, female Air Force major among 6 US troops killed in Afghan attack 
Dec 23
At least 30 injured in explosion in Cardenas, Mexico 
Dec 24
At least 25 killed in hospital fire in Jazan, Saudi Arabia 
Dec 24
Former American hostages in Iran will receive compensation 
Dec 24
NORAD's Santa Tracker started with a typo 60 years ago 
Dec 25
Pope calls for peace in Holy Land, end to other conflicts 
Dec 25
Oops! British astronaut Tim Peake phones wrong number from space 
Dec 25
Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike 
Dec 25
Bill Clinton's first home damaged in suspected arson 
Dec 26
BIFF attacks farming town in Sultan Kudarat; 9 killed 
Dec 26
French journalist Ursula Gauthier kicked out of China for slamming Beijing's Uyghur policy 
Dec 26
First Christmas full moon in nearly 40 years seen worldwide 
Dec 27
Floods displace more than 150000 in South America 
Dec 27
8 people killed when severe storms, tornadoes hit Dallas area 
Dec 27
Tourist destination Siargao island hit by 5.2 magnitude earthquake 
Dec 27
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to support Syria victims 
Dec 28
Iraq military retakes Ramadi 
Dec 28
South Korea and Japan reach deal on 'comfort women' 
Dec 28
Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria leave 22 dead 
Dec 29
Fugitive 'affluenza' teen captured in Mexico 
Dec 29
Blast kills 14 people; Pakistani Taliban faction claims responsibility 
Dec 30
Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault 
Dec 30
Guns N' Roses to reunite for Coachella, possible stadium tour 
Dec 31
Fire at downtown Dubai's highrise Address hotel 
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