About December 15

December 15, 2020 is the 350th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 59 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 15

  • 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.
  • 1791
    The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
  • 1868
    Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
  • 1905
    The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
  • 1917
    World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
  • 1939
    Gone with the Wind receives its première at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 1941
    Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • 1942
    The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign.
  • 1945
    Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
  • 1967
    The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.
  • 1970
    South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korean Strait killing 308.
  • 1976
    Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1993
    History of Northern Ireland: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
  • 1994
    Palau becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1997
    A chartered Tupolev TU-154 from Tajikistan crashes in the desert near Sharja, United Arab Emirates airport killing 85.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing at least 30 passengers.
  • 2011
    American forces withdraw from Iraq after a 9-year long campaign.

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