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December 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1994Palau joins the United Nations.
 
1979The deposed Shah of Iran leaves the US for Panama.
 
1976Samoa joins the United Nations.
 
1973Jean Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive in southern Italy, five months after his kidnapping.
 
1965The NASA manned space missions Gemini Six and Gemini Seven rendezvous while in earth orbit.


1964
The Beatles: Beatles '65 (Capitol)
The album Beatles '65 is released in the US.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1961Former Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death by an Israeli court.
 
1944A single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel while en route to Paris.
 
1939The world premiere of the movie Gone With the Wind is held in Atlanta, GA.
 
1938Groundbreaking for the Jefferson Memorial takes place in Washington, DC.
 
1916French troops defeat the Germans in the WWI Battle of Verdun.
 
1890Sioux Indian nation leader Sitting Bull is killed by Indian police in South Dakota for resisting arrest.
 
1874Sandwich Islands King David Kalakaua, the first reigning ruler to visit the US, is received at the White House by president Ulysses S. Grant.
 
1836Fire destroys the US Patent Office.
 
1791The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the US Constitution) becomes law, following ratification by the state of Virginia.
 
1785King George IV of England marries his mistress, Maria Fitzherbert.
 

1683
  
Izaak Walton
 Author and fishing expert Izaak Walton dies in England at age 90.
 (photo credit: Hemera)


 

Born today:

1963  Helen Slater - actress

1960  Doug Phelps - singer (The Kentucky Headhunters)

1955  Paul Simonon - rock bassist (The Clash)

1949  Don Johnson - actor (Nash Bridges, Miami Vice)

1946  Carmine Appice - drummer (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)

1942  Dave Clark - rock singer, drummer (The Dave Clark Five)

1939  Cindy Birdsong - singer (Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross and the Supremes)

1933  Tim Conway - actor, comedian (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show)

1928  Jimmy Nelson - ventriloquist

1922  Alan Freed - disc jockey (coined the term rock and roll)

1916  Buddy Cole - pianist

1892  J. Paul Getty - oil tycoon (once the richest man in the world)

1832  Gustave Eiffel - engineer (designed the Eiffel Tower)

37 AD  Nero - Roman Emperor

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

(The Archer)

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