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Wednesday December 15, 2021

December 15: Day of the Week

December 15, 2021 is the 349th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2021

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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)

  • 1256
    Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
  • 1864
    In the Battle of Nashville, Union forces under George H. Thomas almost completely destroy the Army of Tennessee under John B. Hood.
  • 1933
    The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
  • 1941
    Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • 1945
    Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
  • 1973
    The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
  • 1993
    History of Northern Ireland: The Downing Street Declaration is issued by British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
  • 1994
    Palau becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 2001
    The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
  • 2006
    First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.

Who were born on December 15?

  • 130
    Lucius Verus, Roman co-emperor (d. 169)
  • 1852
    Henri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1908)
  • 1888
    Maxwell Anderson, American writer (d. 1959)
  • 1913
    Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (d. 1980)
  • 1923
    Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Barry Harris, American bebop jazz pianist
  • 1943
    Kathleen Blanco, American politician
  • 1943
    Lucien den Arend, Dutch artist
  • 1980
    Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
  • 1983
    Delon Armitage, Trindadian/English rugby player

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