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On this day... December 15

Fun and historical facts for December 15th

Jim Clerkin
December 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
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DECEMBER 15TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CUPCAKE / LEMON CUPCAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CAT HERDER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NERO (37-68)
  • J. PAUL GETTY (1892-1976)
  • TIM CONWAY (1933, 84)
  • DAVE CLARK (DAVE CLARK FIVE) (1939, 78)
  • DON JOHNSON (1949, 68)
  • JULIE TAYMOR (1952, 65)
  • MO VAUGHN (1967, 50)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1791, VIRGINIA IS THE DECIDING VOTE TO RATIFY ADDING THE BILL OF RIGHTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1792, THE FIRST AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE POLICY IS OFFERED IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1840, NAPOLEON IS GIVEN A FRENCH STATE FUNERAL 19 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH
  • IN 1863, THE FIRST ARMED BANK ROBBERY IN THE US STEALS $5,000 IN BOSTON
  • IN 1890, CHIEF SITTING BULL OF THE SIOUX TRIBE IS KILLING BY US POLICE AT 58
  • IN 1938, GROUND IS BROKEN ON THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL
  • IN 1939, “GONE WITH THE WIND” PREMIERES IN ATLANTA
  • IN 1942, MASSACHUSETTS IS THE FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE LICENSE PLATES ON CARS
  • IN 1944, GENERAL EISENHOWER GETS HIS FIFTH STAR FROM CONGRESS
  • IN 1944, BANDLEADER GLENN MILLER DIES IN A PLANE CRASH AT 40
  • IN 1950, WARNER BROTHERS RELEASES “THE RABBIT OF SEVILLE” WITH BUGS BUNNY
  • IN 1952, CHRISTINE JORGENSON IS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO UNDERGO A SEX CHANGE
  • IN 1954, ABC AIRS THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY MOVIE “DAVY CROCKETT”
  • IN 1955, JOHNNY CASH RELEASES “FOLSOM PRISON BLUES”
  • IN 1959, THE EVERLY BROTHERS RECORD “LET IT BE ME”
  • IN 1961, ADOLF EICHMANN IS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ISRAEL FOR WAR CRIMES
  • IN 1966, WALT DISNEY DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 65
  • IN 1967, THE BEATLES RELEASE “CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN”
  • IN 1970, THE SOVIET SPACE SHUTTLE VENERA 7 IS THE FIRST TO LAND ON VENUS
  • IN 1973, THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION REMOVES HOMOSEXUALITY FROM ITS LIST OF MENTAL ILLNESSES
  • IN 1973, “PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN” OPENS AT DISNEYLAND
  • IN 1979, TRIVIAL PURSUIT IS DEVELOPED AS A BOARD GAME
  • IN 1983, THE UNITED STATES PULLS ITS LAST TROOPS OUT OF GRENADA
  • IN 1985, SYLVESTER STALLONE WEDS BRIGITTE NIELSON IN BEVERLY HILLS
  • IN 1987, “LES MISERABLES” BEGINS ITS NATIONAL TOUR AT THE SHUBERT THEATRE IN BOSTON
  • IN 1988, MIKE TYSON IS SUED AGAIN FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • IN 1989, GEORGE CLOONEY MARRIES TALIA BALSAM
  • IN 1990, ROD STEWART MARRIES RACHEL HUNTER
  • IN 1997, THE SPICE GIRLS RELEASE THEIR MOVIE “SPICEWORLD”
  • IN 2001, THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA RE-OPENS AFTER 11 YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION
  • IN 2004, CLINT EASTWOOD RELEASES “MILLION DOLLAR BABY”
  • IN 2007, HARVEY WEINSTEIN MARRIES GEORGINA CHAPMAN
  • IN 2008, MADONNA DIVORCES GUY RITCHIE AFTER 8 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 2011, BARRY BONDS IS SENTENCED TO HOUSE ARREST FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AFTER A GRAND JURY APPEARANCE IN 2003 ON STEROID ABUSE
  • IN 2015, LOS ANGELES CLOSES 1,000 SCHOOLS AFTER AN E-MAIL THREATENS AN ISIS INSPIRED BOMBING
  • IN 2016, DYLANN ROOF IS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING 9 IN THE CHARLESTON CHURCH MASSACRE

 

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