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Historical Events In December - 15

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1822  On this day in history edward Stephen, composer  

1822  On this day in history ferenc Verseghy, composer, dies at 65  

1823  On December - 15 friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer  

1826  On December - 15 william Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC  

1830  Francesco D'Arcais, composer on this day in history.  

1831  On December - 15 paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies, dies at 60  

1832  The birth of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, French engineer on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (Eiffel tower)  

1836  Patent Office burns in Washington DC on December - 15.  

1836  On December - 15 patent Office burns in Wash, DC  

1836  On this day in history edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)  

1839  Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish court-painter, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1842  Henry Gadsby, composer on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress  

1852  Antoine Henri Becquerel, discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903) on December - 15.  

1853  Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies on December - 15.  

1854  First street-cleaning machine in US first used in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

1854  Philadelphia residents were amazed as the first street cleaning machine was put into operation on December - 15.  

1854  On this day in history 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia  

1857  On December - 15 eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer  

1859  GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun on this day in history.  

1859  On December - 15 ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)  

1860  On this day in history niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)  

1861  Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US) on December - 15.  

1861  On December - 15 gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45  

1863  Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign) on December - 15.  

1863  On this day in history arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)  

1864  On this day in history battle of Nashville, TN  

1868  Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō on this day in history.  

1870  Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect on December - 15.  

1873  Pongrac Kacsoh, composer on December - 15.  

1874  On December - 15 david Kalakaua, king of the Sandwich Islands chain in the South Pacific and first regining king to visit the US, is received at the White House by US president Ulysses S. Grant.  

1874  1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant on this day in history.  

1875  On this day in history friedrich Niggli, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on December - 15.  

1567  On this day in history birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  On December - 15 birth of samuel Besler, composer  

1610  On this day in history birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on December - 15.  

1657  On this day in history birth of michel-Richard Delalande, composer  

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on December - 15.  

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on December - 15.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on December - 15.  

1072  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on December - 15.  

1230  On December - 15 ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on this day in history.  

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1621  On this day in history charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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