Welcome to 2015 at Cabra College Library

2015 picA very hearty welcome back to all our college students from 2014 and a sincere welcome to all the new Year 6 and Year 8 starters for 2015. We have as always a plethora of new and interesting books to tempt you, both fiction and non-fiction as well as a vast array of excellent eBooks, databases and other electronic resources for you to discover. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reply to this post, email me or drop down to the Senior Library and say hello. Some true but random facts about 2015:

2015 is not a Leap Year. There are a total of 53 weeks and 52 Sundays in Gregorian Calendar year 2015. While 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. Roughly up to 150 Million human births are expected within a period of 365 days of 2015, across the world.


1.The United Nations has declared 2015to be the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils.2. The Year of Light commemorates the centenary of Einstein’s formulation of the Theory of General Relativity which predicted that lightis deflected by gravity.3. This year is the 800th anniversary of King John issuing the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.

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

5…and it’s the 200th anniversary of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

6. In 1815, Humphrey Davy invented the miners lamp.7. Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton was born 250 years ago in 1765 and died 200 years ago in 1815.8. Isaac Asimov’s story Runaround, in which he set out the three Laws of Robotics, is set in 2015.

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

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

Once again Thanks to UK newspaper The Daily Express for the above list. If that’s not enough to get you thinking about this year then check out more facts 2015 below.2015 is the Chinese Year of the Sheep (goat). Chinese New Year is celebrated on 31 January. For more chinese Astrological facts go here.

Take a peak at 2015 with this interactive calendar from timeanddate.com

Go here to view years that have the same calendar as 2014

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