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This Day in History: December 15

December 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1791 - The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
  2. 1939 - Gone with the Wind receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre inAtlanta, Georgia, United States.
  3. 1965 - Project Gemini: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.
  4. 1970 - Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully land on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet
  5. 2001 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nero (Roman emperor), Gustave Eiffel (French engineer and architect, co-designed the Eiffel Tower), Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and Cathedral of Brasília),

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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