December 15: Day of the Week
December 15, 2022 is the 349th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1256Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
- 1864In the Battle of Nashville, Union forces under George H. Thomas almost completely destroy the Army of Tennessee under John B. Hood.
- 1868Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
- 1906The London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
- 1913Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.
- 1954The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1976Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
- 2001The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
- 2009Boeing’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
Who were born on December 15?
- 1859L. L. Zamenhof, Polish initiator of Esperanto (d. 1917)
- 1916Buddy Cole, American pianist (d. 1964)
- 1917Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
- 1926Nikos Koundouros, Greek film director
- 1933Bapu, Indian cartoonist, designer and film director
- 1966Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
- 1967David Howells, English footballer
- 1973Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
- 1982Borja García, Spanish racing driver
- 1984Kirsty Lee Allan, Australian actress
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