15 December in History : Major Events

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
1997President Clinton names his Labrador retriever, ""Buddy"" wamurae) is discovered after being declared extinct in 1940.
2010Ghana begins pumping oil after its discovery of an offshore oil field three years ago.
2010A Japanese salmon subspecies, the black kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka ka2014 Apple Inc. wins an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of blocking competing music providers in its iTunes 7.0 update; the company proved that its upgrades were product improvements and that consumers were still able to access music purchased elsewhere.
2010Tibet's Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude of 3,750 meters, is completed, linking Medog county to the outside world.
2010A loan of 22.5bn euro to the Republic of Ireland is approved by the International Monetary Fund.
2011According to the U.S. Census, 1 in 2 people are considered low-income or poor.
2011Jacques Chirac, former President of France, is declared guilty of embezzlement and violating trust for filling non-existent jobs with party members while serving as Mayor of Paris.
2011A budget agreement is reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
2011A report claiming nearly all research on chimpanzees is scientifically unjustified causes the U.S. National Institute of Health to place a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees.
2012Egyptian voters go to the polls to vote on a highly protested referendum on a new constitution.
2012Hilary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, fainted from dehydration and sustained a concussion after falling in her home.
2012Japan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner.
2012Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, challenges party leadership by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC).
2013Chilean voters elect President Michelle Bachelet in the country's presidential election; Bachelet served as the first female Chilean president in 2006.
2013Joan Fontaine, a British and American actress and sister of Olivia de Havilland, dies at the age of 96; Fontaine is famous for roles in Alfred Hitchcock thrillers Suspicion and Rebecca.
2013The robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics is purchased by Google for an undisclosed amount; previously contracted by the U.S. military.
2013After years of receding, scientists report that the Arctic sea ice has rebounded in extent and volume.
2014The last protest camp has been removed in Hong Kong; activists staged several camps to demand the right to free elections rather than control of candidates and elections by the Chinese government.
2014In the recent Japan elections, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gains victory, and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wins the majority of lower house elections.
2014Astronauts at the International Space Station have created a specialized wrench in their 3D printer using a custom-designed blueprint emailed to the station from engineers on Earth; previously, objects have been printed from pre-loaded design files.

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