Today in History, English
Today in History, English

141181December 14Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:John of the CrossNimatullah Kassab (Maronite Church)Spyridon (Western Church)December 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
141182December 14Holiday and observanceForty-seven Ronin remembrance day (Sengaku-ji, Tokyo)
141183December 14Holiday and observanceMartyred Intellectuals Day (Bangladesh)
141184December 14Holiday and observanceMonkey Day
141185December 15Event533 – Vandalic War: Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Tricamarum.
141186December 15Event687 – Pope Sergius I is elected.
141187December 15Event1161 – Jin–Song wars: Military officers conspire against Emperor Hailing of the Jin dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp.
141188December 15Event1167 – Sicilian Chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
141189December 15Event1256 – Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
141190December 15Event1467 – Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
141191December 15Event1778 – American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
141192December 15Event1791 – The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
141193December 15Event1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Nashville – Union forces under George Thomas almost completely destroy the Army of Tennessee under John Hood.
141194December 15Event1890 – Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
141195December 15Event1905 – The Pushkin House is established in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin
141196December 15Event1906 – The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens.
141197December 15Event1913 – Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.
141198December 15Event1914 – World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.
141199December 15Event1914 – A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hōjō coal mine, in Kyushu, Japan, kills 687.
141200December 15Event1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
141201December 15Event1933 – The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
141202December 15Event1939 – Gone with the Wind receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
141203December 15Event1941 – The Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union.
141204December 15Event1942 – World War II: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
141205December 15Event1943 – World War II: The Battle of Arawe begins during the New Britain Campaign.
141206December 15Event1945 – Occupation of Japan: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.
141207December 15Event1946 – U.S.-backed Iranian troops evict the leadership of the breakaway Republic of Mahabad, putting an end to the Iran crisis of 1946.
141208December 15Event1946 – The first election to the Representative Assembly of French India was held.
141209December 15Event1954 – The Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands is signed.
141210December 15Event1960 – Richard Pavlick is arrested for plotting to assassinate U.S. President-Elect John F. Kennedy.

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