Tuesday, the 15th of December, 2015 is the 349th day in 2015 and in the 51st calendar week.
General Events:
Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty
December 15, 2015 in Russia
Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty is a remembrance day, observed on December 15 in Russia. The day was established by the Union of Journalists of Russia in 1991, following the deaths of journalist Viktor Nogin and cameraman Gennadi Kurennoy in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in September that year.[1] In Moscow the day is observed at Nikitsky Boulevard.
According to representatives of the Union of Journalists of Russia, between 10 and 20 journalists are killed each year in Russia under various circumstances.
Where is Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty?
Nationwide Russia
National Bill of Rights Day
December 15, 2015 in the USA
Bill of Rights Day is observed on December 15, 2015. The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public.
The amendments were introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles. They were adopted by the House of Representatives on August 21, 1789, formally proposed by joint resolution of Congress on September 25, 1789, and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the states. The Bill of Rights had little judicial impact for the first 150 years of its existence, but was the basis for many Supreme Court decisions of the 20th and 21st centuries.
 Proclamation 2524 – Bill of Rights Day: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=16046
Where is National Bill of Rights Day?
Nationwide USA
Koninkrijksdag
December 15, 2015 in Netherlands
Koninkrijksdag is observed on December 15, 2015. Koninkrijksdag is the commemoration of the signing of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 15 December 1954 in Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten. When 15 December falls on a Sunday, the commemoration takes place on Monday 16 December. Kingdom Day is, unlike Koninginnedag, not an official national holiday, but government buildings are instructed to fly the flag of the Netherlands without pennant.
Where is Koninkrijksdag?
Nationwide Netherlands
Esperanto Day 2015
December 15, 2015 in the World
Esperanto Day, also called Zamenhof Day, is celebrated on December 15, 2015. The 15th December is the birthday of Esperanto creator L. L. Zamenhof. It is the most widely celebrated day in Esperanto culture. Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. The first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, was published on July 26, 1887.
Estimates of Esperanto speakers range from 10,000 to 2,000,000 active or fluent speakers, as well as perhaps a thousand native speakers, that is, people who learned Esperanto from birth as one of their native languages. Many Esperanto speakers buy an extra Esperanto book around Zamenhof’s birthday. There are also special Esperanto gatherings and parties throughout the world to celebrate the occasion, which is used as a reason for Esperantists to get together during the holiday season.
Some Esperanto speakers, not wanting to over-celebrate the achievements of a single man, have suggested celebrating 15 December as Esperanto Literature Day instead Zamenhof Day. Thus they encourage Esperanto organizations that hold gatherings on that day to add a book review or poetry reading to the program or to announce the publication of a new book. On an individual level, one can buy or start reading a new book or in some other way celebrate Esperanto literature.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 15, 2015 in the USA
National Lemon Cupcake Day is celebrated on December 15, 2015. A lemon cupcake is a small lemon cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, icing and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, may be applied.
A standard cupcake uses the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes: butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Nearly any recipe that is suitable for a layer cake can be used to bake cupcakes. Because their small size is more efficient for heat conduction, cupcakes bake much faster than a normal layered cake.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 15th December:
533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron
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
1488 – Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round Cape of Good Hope
1593 – State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
1612 – German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1791 – US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval. Becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution
1859 – GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun
1868 – Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaido
1905 – The Pushkin House is established in St. Petersburg to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
1917 – Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia
1939 – “Gone With the Wind” premieres in Atlanta
1952 – Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
1964 – Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1966 – Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
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
1982 – Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
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
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