Daily Calendar for Saturday, December 15, 2018


  • Gustave Eiffel (architect) –
  • Betty Smith (novelist) –
  • Muriel Rukeyser (poet) –
  • Tim Conway (comedian & actor) –
  • Stuart Townsend (actor) –
  • Adam Brody (actor) –


  • Sitting Bull (Sioux Chief) –
  • Dick Stuart (also known as Dr. Strangeglove, baseball player) –


  • The Bill of Rights, first ten amendments to U.S. Constitution, ratified–
  • Fire at the U.S. Patent Office–
  • Philadelphia streets were first cleaned by a machine–
  • Battle of Fredericksburg ends in defeat of union troops by Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Civil War)–
  • Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial took place in Washington D.C.–
  • Gone With the Wind premiered, at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia–
  • Commemorative stamp depicting Echo I, world’s first passive communications satellite, issued by U.S. post office, D.C., 1960–
  • First rendezvous of two manned spacecraft, Gemini 6 and Gemini 7–
  • Venera 7 Soviet unmanned spacecraft landed on Venus–
  • Superman, starring Christopher Reeve, premiered–


  • An intense cold front swept the East Coast, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and heavy snow on the Northeast–
  • Great Blizzard hit the Prairie provinces–
  • O’Hare Airport in Chicago was closed because of high winds and heavy snowfall–
  • Approximately 1.5 million homes and businesses in Washington and Oregon were without power after windstorms and heavy rains caused flooding, several deaths and closed two major bridges–

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