Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for December 15, 2019:
50th calendar week, 349th day of the year
16 days until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Name day: Christiane, Nina
2018 - At the end of the climate conference in Katowice, Poland, representatives of 196 nations approved a set of rules for the 2015 Paris Agreement. The countries agreed that they would have to report regularly how much greenhouse gases they emit and what they do about them.
2017 - The erotic retailer Beate Uhse applies for bankruptcy proceedings due to impending insolvency.
2009 - Boeing's dreamliner “Dreamliner” succeeds in a smooth maiden flight after a three-year delay: The jet takes off from the Boeing airfield in Everett near Seattle (Washington State) and remains in the air for around three hours.
2004 - The European Parliament advocates the opening of EU accession negotiations with Turkey.
1999 - The SPD politician Sigmar Gabriel is elected Prime Minister of Lower Saxony.
1994 - The old town of Quedlinburg in Saxony-Anhalt and the ironworks in Völklingen in the Saarland are put on the list of the protected world cultural heritage of the Unesco.
1979 - Vera Brühne is released from prison after more than 18 years in prison. She was sentenced to life imprisonment in an evidence trial in 1962. Brühne is said to have murdered her lover and his housekeeper. She had always pleaded innocence. She had been pardoned in May 1979.
1949 - The Federal Republic of Germany joins the Marshall Plan, an American reconstruction program for Europe.
1939 - The film "Gone with the Wind" based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell is premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
1969 - Stefan Niggemeier (50), German publicist and media critic, founded the media-critical blog «Bildblog»
1969 - Ulrich Köhler (50), German film director («In My Room»)
1964 - Denis Scheck (55), German literary critic (ARD program «Druckfrisch»)
1949 - Don Johnson (70), American actor (TV series "Miami Vice")
1924 - Esther Bejarano (95), German musician and concentration camp survivor, played in the Auschwitz girls' orchestra
1974 - Anatole Litvak, Russian-American film director ("decision at dawn"), born 1902
1944 - Glenn Miller, American swing trombonist and band leader ("In the Mood"), disappeared as a plane over France or the English Channel during World War II. 1904