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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1907

Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilians architect (Brasilia)

Birth
1909

Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League

Event
1909

Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer, dies at 57

Death
1913

Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)

Birth
1913

Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager

Birth
1914

Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)

Birth
1914

Swedish troops over run Belgrade in Austria-Hungary

Event
1914

British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea

Event
1914

Battle of L¢dz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow

Event
1915

Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral

Birth
1916

French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun

Event
1916

Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)

Birth
1917

Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia

Event
1918

Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], Bkln, actor (Broken Arrow)

Birth
1918

American Jewish Congress holds it's 1st meeting

Event
1919

Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence

Event
1919

Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)

Birth
1919

Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo," premieres in NYC

Event
1921

Bobby Todd, US comic/actor (Original Sin)

Birth
1922

Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"

Birth
1922

IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague

Event
1924

Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)

Birth
1925

1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic

Event
1925

1st hockey game at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1

Event
1926

Facist national symbol elevated in Italy

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