December 15 in History – What happened on 15 December in Past

✅ Published on December 15th, 2019 in December in History

15 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 15, the day number in a year is 349 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 350. December 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 15 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
687Sergius was elected pope, ending the last disputed sede vacanteof the Byzantine Papacy.
1161Emperor Hailing of the Jin dynasty was assassinated in amilitary camp near the Yangtze River front following Jin losses in the Battle of Caishi.
1256The Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran wascaptured and destroyed by Hulagu Khan and the Mongols.
1467Troops under Stephen III of Moldavis defeated the forces of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary in present-day Baia, Romania.
1516After the discovery of the South American country of Argentina, the first group of immigrants from Spain reached this place. Thus Spain's authority over this country began.
1749Chhatrapati Shivaji's grandson Shahu died.
1791The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified.
1794The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France.
1801Haddi Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman commander and politician, was assassinated in Belgrade.
1852Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer and architect who built the Eiffel Tower, was born.
1852The French physicist and famous inventor Henri Becquerel was born in Paris. In 1896, he discovered a substance that characterized radio religion.
1864American Civil War-Union troops defeated the Army of Tennessee, one of the largest Confederate forces, at the Battle of Nashville.
1864American Civil War - Battle of Nashville: The Confederate Army defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
1877Thomas Edison invented the phonograph.
1906The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway, a14.17-kilometre (8.80 mi) long deep-level underground tube railwayconnecting Hammersmith and Finsbury Park, London, opened.
1939The American historical epic film Gone With the Wind adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning novel ofthe same name, made its premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
1939Commercial production of nylon yarn began in Delaware, USA for the first time.
1950The first Deputy Prime Minister and Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, decorated with Bharat Ratna and independent India, passed away.
1950The Getaway Ranch Sports Stadium in Calgary, Canada was officially opened.
1953India's S. Vijayalakshmi Pandit was elected the first woman president of the eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.
1961Former Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death afterbeing found guilty on fifteen criminal charges, including war crimes andcrimes against humanity.
1961The Jewish massacre of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the organizer of the systematic slaughter, was sentenced to death.
1961The first episode was presented in the BBC series, Comedy Playhouse.
196515,000 people died in a cyclone on the banks of the Ganges river in Bangladesh.
1966Walt Disney, the founder of the world's largest animation company, died.
1973The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality fromits official list of mental disorders, the DSM-II.
1973In the wake of the Arab-Israeli war, OPEC, a group of Arab oil producing countries, banned the sale of oil to the United States. Due to which the price of oil has increased from three dollars per barrel to suddenly $ 11 per barrel.
1976Samoa became a member of the United Nations, independent of New Zealand.
1991Renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was awarded the Special Oscar for his achievements in cinema.
1995The European Court of Justice handed down the Bosman ruling,allowing footballers in the European Union to freely transfer from oneUEFA Federation to another at the end of their contracts.
1997President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, ""Buddy"" wamurae) is discovered after being declared extinct in 1940.
2000Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel opened at the Dionland Resort.
2001Pisa Minar, one of the wonders of the world, was reopened to the public after being closed for eleven years.
2005The F-22 Raptor, a stealth fighter aircraft that the United States Air Force claimed is unmatched by any known or projected fighter,entered into service despite a protracted and costly development period.
20052005 Atlantic power outage initiated.
2007Emergency civil law implemented in Pakistan.
2010Ghana begins pumping oil after its discovery of an offshore oil field three years ago.
2010A Japanese salmon subspecies, the black kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka ka2014 Apple Inc. wins an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of blocking competing music providers in its iTunes 7.0 update; the company proved that its upgrades were product improvements and that consumers were still able to access music purchased elsewhere.
2010Tibet's Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude of 3,750 meters, is completed, linking Medog county to the outside world.
2010A loan of 22.5bn euro to the Republic of Ireland is approved by the International Monetary Fund.
2010A boat carrying around 90 asylum seekers, mostly from Iraq andIran, crashed into rocks and sank off the coast of Christmas Island,Australia, killing 48 people.
2011According to the U.S. Census, 1 in 2 people are considered low-income or poor.
2011Jacques Chirac, former President of France, is declared guilty of embezzlement and violating trust for filling non-existent jobs with party members while serving as Mayor of Paris.
2011A budget agreement is reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
2011A report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees.
2012Egyptian voters go to the polls to vote on a highly protested referendum on a new constitution.
2012Hilary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, fainted from dehydration and sustained a concussion after falling in her home.
2012Japan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner.
2012Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, challenges party leadership by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC).
2013Chilean voters elect President Michelle Bachelet in the country's presidential election; Bachelet served as the first female Chilean president in 2006.
2013Joan Fontaine, a British and American actress and sister of Olivia de Havilland, dies at the age of 96; Fontaine is famous for roles in Alfred Hitchcock thrillers Suspicion and Rebecca.
2013The robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics is purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount; previously contracted by the U.S. military.
2013After years of receding, scientists report that the Arctic sea ice has rebounded in extent and volume.
2014The last protest camp has been removed in Hong Kong; activists staged several camps to demand the right to free elections rather than control of candidates and elections by the Chinese government.
2014In the recent Japanese elections, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gains the victory, and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wins the majority of lower house elections.
2014Astronauts at the International Space Station have created a specialized wrench in their 3D printer using a custom-designed blueprint emailed to the station from engineers on Earth; previously, objects have been printed from pre-loaded design files.

Famous Birthdays of December 15 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1959Gary Whetton / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1939Cindy Birdsong / Writer / United States of America
1962Simon Hodgkinson / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1988Steven N'Zonzi / Footballer / France
1931Klaus Rifbjerg / Poet / Denmark
1953John R. Allen / Diplomat / United States of America
1686Jean-Joseph Fiocco / Violinist / Belgium
1923Valentin Varennikov / Politician / Russia
1902Robert F. Bradford / Politician / United States of America
1959Greg Matthews / Cricketer / Australia
1981Thomas Herrion / Footballer / United States of America
1955Hector Sants / Banker / United Kingdom
1894Josef Imbach / Sprinter / Switzerland
1952Julie Taymor / Producer / United States of America
1963Helen Slater / Actress / United States of America
1979Eric Young / Wrestler / United States of America
1976Baichung Bhutia / Footballer / India
1967Mo Vaughn / Baseball Player / United States of America
1936Joe D'Amato / Producer / Italy
1567Christoph Demantius / Poet / Germany
1908Swami Ranganathananda / Scholar / India
1938Michael Bogdanov / Writer / United Kingdom
1954Mark Warner / Politician / United States of America
1933Donald Woods / Journalist / South Africa
AD 3Nero / Emperor / Roman Republic
1863Arthur Dehon Little / Engineer / United States of America
1789Carlos Soublette / Politician / Venezuela
1932Jesse Belvin / Writer / United States of America
1983Camilla Luddington / Actress / United Kingdom
1923Pierre Cossette / Producer / United States of America

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