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What Happened on December 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 A 6.5Mw earthquake strikes the Indonesian island of Java in the city of Tasikmalaya, resulting in four deaths.
2014 Gunman Man Haron Monis takes 18 hostages inside a café in Martin Place for 16 hours in Sydney. Monis and two hostages are killed when police raid the café the following morning.
2013 The South Sudanese Civil War begins when opposition leaders Dr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amum and Rebecca Nyandeng vote to boycott the meeting of the National Liberation Council at Nyakuron.
2010 A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing 48 people.
2005 Introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
2001 The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to stabilize it, without fixing its famous lean.
2000 The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
1997 Tajikistan Airlines Flight 3183 crashes in the desert near Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, killing 85.
1993 The Troubles: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
1989 Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights relating the abolition of capital punishment is adopted.
1981 A suicide car bombing targeting the Iraqi embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, levels the embassy and kills 61 people, including Iraq's ambassador to Lebanon. The attack is considered the first modern suicide bombing.
1978 U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and sever diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan).
1973 John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10.
1973 The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
1970 Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully lands on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet.
1965 Project Gemini: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.
1961 Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty by an Israeli court of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people, and membership of an outlawed organization.
1960 Richard Pavlick is arrested for plotting to assassinate U.S. President-Elect John F. Kennedy.
1960 King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country's constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.
1945 Occupation of Japan/Shinto Directive: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
1944 World War II: a single-engine UC-64A Norseman aeroplane carrying United States Army Air Forces Major Glenn Miller is lost in a flight over the English Channel.
1943 World War II: The Battle of Arawe begins during the New Britain campaign.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
1941 The Holocaust in Ukraine: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv.
1939 Gone with the Wind (highest inflation adjusted grossing film) receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
1917 World War I: An armistice between Russia and the Central Powers is signed.
1914 World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
1914 A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hōjō coal mine, in Kyushu, Japan, kills 687.
1906 The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
1905 The Pushkin House is established in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.
1903 Italian American food cart vendor Italo Marchiony receives a U.S. patent for inventing a machine that makes ice cream cones.
1899 British Army forces are defeated at the Battle of Colenso in Natal, South Africa, the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War.
1893 Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World" a.k.a. the "New World Symphony") by Antonín Dvořák premieres in a public afternoon rehearsal at Carnegie Hall in New York City, followed by a concert premiere on the evening of December 16.
1890 Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
1871 Sixteen-year-old telegraphist Ella Stewart keys and sends the first telegraphed message from Arizona Territory at the Deseret Telegraph Company office in Pipe Spring.[10]
1869 The short-lived Republic of Ezo is proclaimed in the Ezo area of Japan.[8] It is the first attempt to establish a democracy in Japan.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Nashville begins at Nashville, Tennessee, and ends the following day with the destruction of the Confederate Army of Tennessee as a fighting force by the Union Army of the Cumberland.
1836 The U.S. Patent Office building in Washington, D.C., nearly burns to the ground, destroying all 9,957 patents issued by the federal government to that date, as well as 7,000 related patent models.
1791 The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
1778 American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
1651 Castle Cornet in Guernsey, the last stronghold which had supported the King in the Third English Civil War, surrenders.
1467 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
1270 The Nizari Ismaili garrison of Gerdkuh, Persia surrender after 17 years to the Mongols.
1256 Mongol forces under Hulagu enter and dismantle the Nizari Ismaili (Assassin) stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of their offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
1167 Sicilian Chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1161 Jin–Song wars: Military officers conspire against the emperor Wanyan Liang of the Jin dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp.
1025 Constantine VIII becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 63 years after being crowned co-emperor.
687 Pope Sergius I is elected as a compromise between antipopes Paschal and Theodore.
533 Vandalic War: Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Tricamarum.
Famous People Born on December 15

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Year Name
1966 Carl Hooper, Guyanese cricketer and coach
1946 Carmine Appice, American drummer and songwriter
1242 Prince Munetaka, Japanese shōgun (d. 1274)
1964 Paul Kaye, British actor
1945 Heather Booth, American civil rights activist, feminist, and political strategist
1952 Julie Taymor, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1928 Ernest Ashworth, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1913 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, academic, and activist (d. 1980)
1957 Mike McAlary, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1907 Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
Famous People Deaths On December 15

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Date Name
2011 Bob Brookmeyer, American trombone player and composer (b. 1929)
1161 Wanyan Liang, Chinese emperor (b. 1122)
1819 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)
1792 Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish pianist, violinist, and composer (b. 1756)
1688 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1634)
2005 Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (b. 1914)
1230 Ottokar I, duke of Bohemia (b. 1155)
2015 Harry Zvi Tabor, English-Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1917)
2006 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss race car driver (b. 1939)
1974 Anatole Litvak, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)