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This Day in History for December 15 – Bill of Rights Ratified and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1791 – Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence (More info)

1939 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ premieres at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia (More info)

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This Day in History for December 14 – ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – President George Washington dies at the age of 67 (More info)

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (More info)

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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Hiroko Masuike, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 11 – Bernie Madoff Arrested and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1941 – Following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States (More info)

1946 – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — UNICEF — is established (More info)

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Jemal Countess / Malcolm Taylor, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 10 – Bobby Flay, Meg White and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bobby Flay
Age: 47
Occupation: Chef, Restauranteur, and Television Personality
Known For: Being the owner and executive chef of 12 restaurants from coast to coast, hosting seven Food Network television programs, being an Iron Chef on the same network, and being featured on the ‘Great Chefs’ television series

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Chris Trotman, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 10 – First Heisman Trophy Awarded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1898 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

1901 – The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace (More info)

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Warner Home Video
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This Day in History for December 9 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec (More info)

1935 – Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder (More info)

1958 – The John Birch Society is founded in the United States (More info)

1965 – ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ debuts on CBS, airing every year since (More info)

1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making it the first human disease driven to extinction (More info)

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 8 – John Lennon Murdered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (More info)

1980 – Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City (More info)

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Library of Congress
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This Day in History for December 6 – Washington Monument Completed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, resulting in a ban of slavery (More info)

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is completed (More info)

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James Nielsen, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 2 – Enron Declares Bankruptcy and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years (More info)

1823 – During his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new US foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the Monroe Doctrine (More info)

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David Silverman, Getty Images
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This Day in History for November 29 – Israel Formed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – American explorer Richard Byrd and three companions become the first to fly over the South Pole (More info)

1947 – Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for November 15 – Jefferson Memorial Cornerstone Laid and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1777 – After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation (More info)

1867 – The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City (More info)

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