This Day in Politics: December 15



This Day in Politics: December 15

10 more days till Christmas and I thought I’d do another “This Day in Politics”

  • 533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
  • 1791 – The United States bill of rights…dd
  • …becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
  • 1913 – Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.
  • 1914 – World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
  • 1915 – World War I: Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig replaces John French, 1st Earl of Ypres as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force.
  • 1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
  • 1941 – Holocaust: German troops execute over 15,000 Jews at Drobitsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
  • 1945 – Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
  • 1954 – The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands was signed.
  • 1955 – Jens Olsen’s World Clock is started by Danish King Frederick IX and Jens Olsen’s youngest grandchild Birgit.
  • 1960 – Richard Paul Pavlick is arrested for attempting to blow up and assassinate the U.S. President-Elect, John F. Kennedy only four days earlier.
  • 1961 – In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
  • alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973.
  • 1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan