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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1857

Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer

Birth
1859

Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)

Birth
1859

GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun

Event
1860

Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)

Birth
1861

Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built and operated in US)

Birth
1861

Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45

Death
1863

Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)

Birth
1863

Paul [Prudent] Painlev‚, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]

Birth
1863

Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)

Event
1864

Battle of Nashville, TN

Event
1864

Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon and Glade Springs, VA

Event
1870

Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect

Birth
1873

Pongrac Kacsoh, composer

Birth
1874

1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant

Event
1875

Friedrich Niggli, composer

Birth
1876

Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer

Birth
1877

Thomas Edison patents phonograph

Event
1878

Hans Carossa, writer

Birth
1879

Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1879

Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)

Birth
1880

Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Ital minister of Justice, dies at 76

Death
1881

James Schneider, NY, actor (Keystone Kops)

Birth
1882

Helena Rubinstein, US cosmetic manufacturer

Birth
1887

Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of the Dutch Tribe)

Birth
1888

Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician

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