On this day in history 15 December
2006: B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
2011: Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service.
2011: Former French President Jacques Chirac is convicted of diverting public funds, receives a two-year suspended prison sentence.
2013: Michelle Bachelet is re-elected President of Chile.
2017: Anita Hill is appointed to lead a Hollywood commission on sexual harassment, spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy.
2018: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces establishment of independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
2020: MacKenzie Scott announces she has given away more than $4 billion to 384 nonprofit organizations across the US.
2020: UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise.
2021: Bruce Springsteen sells his music back catalogue to Sony Music Entertainment for an estimated $500 million.
2021: Las Vegas' McCarran Airport officially changes name to Harry Reid International Airport.