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This was 350th day of the year and 16 days remained in the year.

December 15 Birthdays

Gustave Eiffel
1832–1923, French engineer.

George Romney
portrait painter (1734)

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
journalist and philanthropist (1831)

J. Paul Getty
business executive (1892)

Muriel Rukeyser
poet (1913)

Edna O'Brien
writer (1932)

Don Johnson
actor (1949)

Adam Brody
actor (1979)

December 15 in History


The Bill of Rights took effect with Virginia's ratification of it.


Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.


The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.


The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.


Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.


Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background.


Animated-cartoon pioneer and movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles.


A demonstration that turned into a popular uprising in Romania began the downfall of Nicolae Ceausescu.

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