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Historical Events In December - 15

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1822  Edward Stephen, composer on this day in history.  

1822  Ferenc Verseghy, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer  

1826  William Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC on this day in history.  

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

1831  Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies, dies at 60 on December - 15.  

1832  On this day in history the birth of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, French engineer  

1832  On December - 15 alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (Eiffel tower)  

1836  On December - 15 patent Office burns in Washington DC  

1836  Patent Office burns in Wash, DC on December - 15.  

1836  On December - 15 edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)  

1839  Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish court-painter, dies at 66 on December - 15.  

1842  Henry Gadsby, composer on December - 15.  

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

1852  On December - 15 antoine Henri Becquerel, discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903)  

1853  Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies on this day in history.  

1854  On December - 15 first street-cleaning machine in US first used in Philadelphia  

1854  On this day in history philadelphia residents were amazed as the first street cleaning machine was put into operation.  

1854  1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia on December - 15.  

1857  Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer on this day in history.  

1859  On December - 15 gR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun  

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

1860  On December - 15 niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)  

1861  On this day in history charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)  

1861  On this day in history gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45  

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

1863  Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon) on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Nashville, TN on December - 15.  

1868  Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō on December - 15.  

1870  On December - 15 josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect  

1873  On December - 15 pongrac Kacsoh, composer  

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

1875  Friedrich Niggli, composer on December - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on this day in history.  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on December - 15.  

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 this day in history.  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of j F Beck, writer  

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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  On December - 15 death of alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)  

1230  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on December - 15.  

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  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on December - 15.  

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