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