This day in history - December 15

This day in history - December 15.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 15, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 15 were connected with events relating to the United States Bill of Rights Becoming Law, Founding of St. Petersburg's Pushkin House, Opening of London's Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway, Premiere of Gone With the Wind, Massacre of Jews at Drobitsky Yar, Death of Glenn Miller, Arrest of Assassination Plotter Richard Pavlick, Death of Walt Disney, Finding of Kidnap Victim John Paul Getty III and Re-opening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including Henry Lee III, Alexander Pushkin, David Lloyd George, Margaret Mitchell, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Adolph Hitler, Glenn Miller, John F. Kennedy, Richard Pavlick, Walter Elias Disney, John Paul Getty III and Tommaso di Andrea Pisano.

United States Bill of Rights Becoming Law - December 15, 1791: On this day in history, December 15, 1791, momentous events took place today in Virginia, USA, with regard to the United States Bill of Rights Becoming Law. The Virginia Assembly, under the Governor of Virginia, Henry Lee III, ratified Articles Two through Twelve of the United States Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791. Being the 11th of 14 States to ratify the Bill, it became law. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1791 were Henry Lee III. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: United States Bill of Rights Becoming Law *** Date: December 15, 1791 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of St. Petersburg's Pushkin House - December 15, 1905: On this day in history, December 15, 1905, important events took place today in St. Petersburg, Russia, surrounding the Founding of St. Petersburg's Pushkin House. Pushkin House in St. Petersburg, Russia, was founded as a monument to Alexander Pushkin and as a literary museum. Pushkin House is now the Institute of Russian Literature and is connected to the Russian Academy of Sciences. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1905 were Alexander Pushkin. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Founding of St. Petersburg's Pushkin House *** Date: December 15, 1905 *** Place: St. Petersburg, Russia *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of London's Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway - December 15, 1906: On this day in history, December 15, 1906, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Opening of London's Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway. London's Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway was opened on December 15, 1906 by the President of the Board of Trade, David Lloyd George. This underground railway was more generally known as the Piccadilly Tube. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1906 were David Lloyd George. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Opening of London's Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway *** Date: December 15, 1906 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Gone With the Wind - December 15, 1939: On this day in history, December 15, 1939, significant events took place today in Georgia, USA, respecting the Premiere of Gone With the Wind. The American epic film, 'Gone With the Wind' premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, at Loew's Grand Theatre on December 10, 1939. It was adapted from a novel by Margaret Mitchell and starred Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. It was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and won 10. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1939 were Margaret Mitchell, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Gone With the Wind *** Date: December 15, 1939 *** Place: Georgia, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Massacre of Jews at Drobitsky Yar - December 15, 1941: On this day in history, December 15, 1941, important events took place today in Ukraine, Former Soviet Union, surrounding the Massacre of Jews at Drobitsky Yar. When Adolph Hitler's Nazi troops invaded the Soviet Union, they began to wipe out the Jewish population. Beginning on December 15, 1941, approximately 15,000 Jews were shot and buried in mass graves in Drobitsky Yar. Children were forced into the graves, while alive, where they were expected to die from exposure in the temperatures that were around -15 degrees Celsius. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1941 were Adolph Hitler. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Massacre of Jews at Drobitsky Yar *** Date: December 15, 1941 *** Place: Ukraine, Former Soviet Union *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Glenn Miller - December 15, 1944: On this day in history, December 15, 1944, significant events took place today in English Channel, respecting the Death of Glenn Miller. Alton Glenn Miller was the leader of one of the world's best known big bands. Miller had 23 number 1 hits with recordings including, 'In the Mood' and 'Moonlight Serenade'. Miller was flying from England to France when his plane disappeared over the English Channel on December 15, 1944. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1944 were Glenn Miller. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Death of Glenn Miller *** Date: December 15, 1944 *** Place: English Channel *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrest of Assassination Plotter Richard Pavlick - December 15, 1960: On this day in history, December 15, 1960, critical events took place today in Florida, USA, regarding the Arrest of Assassination Plotter Richard Pavlick. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick plotted to assassinate President Elect John F. Kennedy by blowing himself and kennedy up with dynamite. The secret Service learned of his plot and he was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 15, 1960, with dynamite in his possession. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1960 were John F. Kennedy, Richard Pavlick. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Arrest of Assassination Plotter Richard Pavlick *** Date: December 15, 1960 *** Place: Florida, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Walt Disney - December 15, 1966: On this day in history, December 15, 1966, important events took place today in California, USA, surrounding the Death of Walt Disney. Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney co-founder of Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy, developed the cartoon character Mickey Mouse and produced classic cartoon films such as Fantasia. He died from the effects of lung cancer on December 15, 1966. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1966 were Walter Elias Disney. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Death of Walt Disney *** Date: December 15, 1966 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Finding of Kidnap Victim John Paul Getty III - December 15, 1973: On this day in history, December 15, 1973, important events took place today in Potenza, Italy, surrounding the Finding of Kidnap Victim John Paul Getty III. John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome, Italy, and a ransom was paid by the family after they received an envelope containing a lock of hair and an ear. After the ransom was paid, Getty was found alive on December 15, 1973, in a filling station in Lauria, Potenza. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 1973 were John Paul Getty III. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Finding of Kidnap Victim John Paul Getty III *** Date: December 15, 1973 *** Place: Potenza, Italy *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Re-opening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - December 15, 2001: On this day in history, December 15, 2001, significant events took place today in Pisa, Italy, respecting the Re-opening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was completed in 1319 when the bell tower, built by Tommaso di Andrea Pisano, was added. The tower was closed to the public in 1990, and work began to prevent the tower from collapsing. The tower was re-opened to the public on December 15, 2001. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 15, 2001 were Tommaso di Andrea Pisano. Facts on this day in History December 15: Events on this day in history: Re-opening of the Leaning Tower of Pisa *** Date: December 15, 2001 *** Place: Pisa, Italy *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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