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  • Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 15, 1799

    George Washington

    Death

    Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 15, 1799

    According to Lear, he died peacefully between 10 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 1799, with Martha seated at the foot of his bed. His last words were "'Tis well", from his conversation with Lear about his burial. He was 67.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 15, 1840

    Napoleon

    Funeral

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Dec 15, 1840

    In 1840, Louis Philippe I obtained permission from the British to return Napoleon's remains to France. On 15 December 1840, a state funeral was held. The hearse proceeded from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Élysées, across the Place de la Concorde to the Esplanade des Invalides and then to the cupola in St Jérôme's Chapel, where it remained until the tomb designed by Louis Visconti was completed.




  • Teruel, Aragon, Spain
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1937

    Spanish Civil War

    Battle of Teruel

    Teruel, Aragon, Spain
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1937

    The Battle of Teruel was an important confrontation. The city, which had formerly belonged to the Nationalists, was conquered by Republicans in January. The Francoist troops launched an offensive and recovered the city by 22 February, but Franco was forced to rely heavily on German and Italian air support. The Battle of Teruel was fought in and around the city of Teruel during the Spanish Civil War. The combatants fought the battle between December 1937 and February 1938, during the worst Spanish winter in twenty years. The battle was one of the bloodier actions of the war with the city changing hands several times, first falling to the Republicans and eventually being re-taken by the Nationalists. In the course of the fighting, Teruel was subjected to heavy artillery and aerial bombardment. The two sides suffered over 140,000 casualties between them in the two-month battle. It was a decisive battle of the war, as Francisco Franco's use of his superiority in men and material in regaining Teruel made it the military turning point of the war.




  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1948

    Prince Charles

    Baptism

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1948

    He was baptised in the palace's Music Room by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948.




  • St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 15, 1966

    Walt Disney

    Death

    St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 15, 1966

    Disney had been a heavy smoker since World War I. He did not use cigarettes with filters and had smoked a pipe as a young man. In November 1966, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was treated with cobalt therapy. On November 30 he felt unwell and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital where, on December 15, ten days after his 65th birthday, he died of circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer.




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    The Panamanian general assembly declaration

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 1989

    Pressure mounted on Bush. Bush declared that the U.S. would not negotiate with a drug trafficker and denied knowledge of Noriega's involvement with the drug trade prior to his February 1988 indictment, although Bush had met with Noriega while Director of the CIA and had been the Chair of the Task Force on Drugs while Vice President. On 15 December, the Panamanian general assembly passed a resolution declaring that a state of war existed between Panama and the United States




  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 15, 1991

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Zaytsev Death

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Dec 15, 1991

    Zaytsev settled in Kiev, where he studied at a textile university before obtaining employment as an engineer. He rose to become the director of a textile factory in Kiev and remained in that city until he died on 15 December 1991 at the age of 76, eleven days before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


  • Kosovo
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Staff Sergeant Joseph Suponcic of 3rd Battalion/10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was killed

    Kosovo
    Wednesday Dec 15, 1999

    On 15 December 1999, Staff Sergeant Joseph Suponcic of 3rd Battalion/10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was killed, when the HMMWV in which he was a passenger struck an anti-tank mine planted by Albanians and meant for the Russian contingent with which SSG Suponcic's team was patrolling in Kosovska Kamenica.


  • Pisa, Italy
    Saturday Dec 15, 2001

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The Reopen

    Pisa, Italy
    Saturday Dec 15, 2001

    After a decade of corrective reconstruction and stabilization efforts, the tower was reopened to the public on 15 December 2001 and was declared stable for at least another 300 years. In total, 70 metric tons (77 short tons) of soil were removed.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 15, 2005

    YouTube

    YouTube launched officially

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 15, 2005

    Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched officially on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Friday Dec 15, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez announcement about The United Socialist Party of Venezuela

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Friday Dec 15, 2006

    On 15 December 2006, Chávez publicly announced that those leftist political parties who had continually supported him in the Patriotic Pole would unite into one single, much larger party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, PSUV). In the speech which he gave announcing the PSUV's creation, Chávez declared that the old parties must "forget their own structures, party colours and slogans, because they are not the most important thing for the fatherland".


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Dec 15, 2007

    World Bank

    Aid for the world's poorest countries

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Dec 15, 2007

    Forty-five countries pledged US$25.1 billion in "aid for the world's poorest countries", aid that goes to the World Bank International Development Association (IDA), which distributes the loans to eighty poorer countries. While wealthier nations sometimes fund their own aid projects, including those for diseases, and although IDA is the recipient of criticism, Robert B. Zoellick, the former president of the World Bank, said when the loans were announced on 15 December 2007, that IDA money "is the core funding that the poorest developing countries rely on".


  • Christmas Island
    Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

    Christmas Island

    The Christmas Island Boat Disaster

    Christmas Island
    Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

    In December 2010, 48 asylum-seekers died just off the coast of the island in what became known as the Christmas Island boat disaster when the boat they were on, hit rocks off Flying Fish Cove, and then smashed against nearby cliffs.


  • France
    Thursday Dec 15, 2011

    Carlos the Jackal

    Sentenced to life in prison

    France
    Thursday Dec 15, 2011

    On 15 December 2011, Ramírez Sánchez, Weinrich and Issawi were convicted and sentenced to life in prison; Fröhlich was acquitted.


  • Meta, Colombia
    Monday Dec 15, 2014

    Colombian conflict

    The Colombian Air Force Airstrikes In Meta

    Meta, Colombia
    Monday Dec 15, 2014

    On 15 December 2014, 9 FARC guerrillas were killed in the aftermath airstrikes conducted by the Colombian air force in the Meta province.


  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 2017

    Eminem

    Revival

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 15, 2017

    The album was released on December 15, 2017, through Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope Records.


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