On This Day: December 15th
This is 349th day of the year and 16 days remain in the year.
Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.
The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.
Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background.
Animated-cartoon pioneer and movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles.
December 15 BirthdaysGustave Eiffel1832–1923, French engineer.
Franklin Benjamin Sanbornjournalist and philanthropist
George Romneyportrait painter
J. Paul Gettybusiness executive