About December 15

December 15, 2022 is the 349th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 38 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 15

  • 533
    Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
  • 1167
    Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
  • 1864
    In the Battle of Nashville, Union forces under George H. Thomas almost completely destroy the Army of Tennessee under John B. Hood.
  • 1905
    The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
  • 1906
    The London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
  • 1933
    The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
  • 1942
    The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
  • 1954
    The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
  • 1960
    King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country’s constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.
  • 1960
    Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
  • 1961
    In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
  • 1970
    Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
  • 1973
    The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
  • 1978
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan
  • 1993
    History of Northern Ireland: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
  • 1997
    The Treaty of Bangkok is signed allowing the transformation of Southeast Asia into a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
  • 2001
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
  • 2005
    Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
  • 2009
    Boeing’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

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