On This Day 15 December

Important Days

International Tea Day

Important Events

1890 – Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1908 – Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk, scholar, and author (d. 2005)

1917 – Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Indian-Pakistani linguist and lexicographer (d. 2005)

1933 – Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1976 – Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer and manager

Death/ Death Anniversary

1950 – Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1875)

1966 – Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Indian-Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (b. 1897)