Es passierte an einem 15 December

1916 : The plight of Verdun ends

The Battle of Verdun, which lasted ten months, expires December 15, 1916 not without difficulty. No other battle has so marked the memory of the French. In France there are no less than 379 000 dead, wounded and missing against 335 000 for Germany. This unfortunate event will remain the deadliest of the First World War after the Battle of the Somme.

1962 : Conviction of Adolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann who was charged in 1941 by the Nazi regime to eliminate the Jews, was sentenced Dec. 15, 1962 to be hanged for war crimes. The former SS colonel was kidnapped in Argentina in May 1960 to be held in Jerusalem.

1989 : End of the dictatorship in Chile

The victory of Patricio Aylwin, the first democratic elections since 1973 ended the dictatorship.

1991 : Sinking of the Salem Express in the Red Sea

The Salem Express ferry Egyptian, sank in the Red Sea, off Safagua, after hitting a coral reef in an area infested with sharks. This catastrophe counts 471 dead, most of them was pilgrims.

2000 : Closure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

14 years after the explosion of a reactor that contaminated three quarters of Europe, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant permanently closes. Despite this it will unfortunately remain a threat for decades to come.

2001 : Reopening of the Tower of Pisa

After eleven years of work of avoiding the collapse of the Tower of Pisa, it re-opens its doors to the public.

Zitat des Tages : 15 December

Adrienne Maillet
Tastes are not discussed. But they are grown.

Geburtstage : 15 December

Néron, Roman emperor (37)
Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect (1832)
Henri Becquerel, French physicist (1852)
Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet (1875)
J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (1892)
Harold Abrahams, English athlete (1899)
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (1907)
Jeff Chandler, American actor (1918)
Albert Memmi, Tunisian writer and sociologist (1920)
Edna O'Brien, Irish writer (1930)
Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (1933)
Chico Mendes, Environmental activist (1944)
Don Johnson, American actor (1949)
Olivier Delahaye, French Producer, director and novelist (1955)
Zep, Swiss comics writer (1967)
Surya Bonaly, French figure skater (1973)
Adam Brody, American actor (1979)
Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor (1981)

Sie haben uns verlassen 15 December

Johannes Vermeer, Painter (1675)
Sitting Bull, Sioux nation leader (1890)
Glenn Miller, Musician (1944)
Charles Laughton, English actor (1962)
Walt Disney, American designer, director and producer (1966)
Stanislas-André Steeman, Belgian Writer (1970)
Serge Lifar, Franco-Ukrainian choreographer (1986)

Tipp des Tages : 15 December

Faire la différence entre un Accompte et des Arrhes

Les arrhes
- Aucun engagement ni pour le loueur, ni pour le locataire
- Sont conservées par le loueur en cas d’annulation selon les conditions générales de vente
- Si le loueur renonce à la location il doit restituer 2 fois la sommes des arrhes

- Le loueur et le locataire s’engagent
- En cas d’annulation le locataire peut être obligé de verser la totalité du loyer

* Warnung

Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed