On This Day in History for December 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1970 Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • 1973 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
  • 1974 A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
  • 1976 Oil tanker Argo Merchant runs aground on the Nantucket Shoals, spilling 7.6 m million gallons of fuel oil - one of the largest oil spills at sea
  • 1976 Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
  • 1976 Samoa becomes a member of the UN
  • 1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
  • 1979 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
  • 1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages

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1979 Chris Haney and Scott Abbott develop the board game Trivial Pursuit

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • 1980 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
  • 1980 ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 yrs of administrative hassles in Warsaw
  • 1981 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 503
  • 1982 Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, & 4 others convicted of bribery
  • 1982 Sao Tome & Principe constitution approved
  • 1982 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
  • 1983 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
  • 1983 Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
  • 1983 Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • 1986 150 killed during race riot in Karachi

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1986 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1986 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
  • 1992 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
  • 1993 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
  • 1993 Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
  • 1993 Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
  • 1993 Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed

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1993 British Prime Minister John Major and Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • 1994 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
  • 1994 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
  • 1994 Palau becomes a member of the UN
  • 1995 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • 2001 The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean
  • 2005 Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
  • 2005 Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
  • 2005 Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
  • 2005 The 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.
  • 2006 First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
  • 2009 Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
  • 2012 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey

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2013 Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • 2013 China successfully lands its moon rover on the moon
  • 2015 1,000 schools closed in Los Angeles after a email threat, supposedly from jihadists
  • 2015 Mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a a criminal investigation
  • 2015 Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2016 Ceasefire declared in Aleppo to allow hundreds to be evacutated from last rebel held area
  • 2016 White supremacist Dylann Roof is found guilty of the Charleston Church Massacre which killed 9

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