On This Day: December 15th

This is 349th day of the year and 16 days remain in the year.

in history
1791
The Bill of Rights took effect with Virginia's ratification of it.
1890
Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.
1916
The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
1939
The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
1944
Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.
1961
Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
1964
Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background.
1966
Animated-cartoon pioneer and movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles.
1989
A demonstration that turned into a popular uprising in Romania began the downfall of Nicolae Ceausescu.
December 15 Birthdays
Gustave Eiffel1832–1923, French engineer.
Don Johnsonactor
Adam Brodyactor
Franklin Benjamin Sanbornjournalist and philanthropist
George Romneyportrait painter
J. Paul Gettybusiness executive
Edna O'Brienwriter
Muriel Rukeyserpoet



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