On This Day: December 15th
This is 349th day of the year and 16 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—17 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 20th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
1832–1923, French engineer.
Franklin Benjamin Sanbornjournalist and philanthropist
George Romneyportrait painter
J. Paul Gettybusiness executive
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