THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1512


This day in #history 1512
DECEMBER 15TH

1791 – 1 st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

1791 – Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its
approval

1868 – Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in
Hokkaidō.

1877 – Thomas Edison patents phonograph

1891 – James Naismith ilnvents basketball (Canada )

1916 – French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of
Verdun

1917 – Moldavian Republic declare independence from Russia

1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1919 – Fiume (Rijeka) declares it ‘s Independence

1964 – Canada adopts maple leaf flag

1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the UN .

1994 – Palau becomes a member of the UN.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1832 – Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre ], French engineer (Eiffel tower) , ( d. 1923)

1848 – Edwin Howland Blashfield , decorated the
dome of Library of Congress

1852 – Henri Becquerel [ Antoine ], discovered
radioactivity (Nobel 1903) , (d . 1908)

1945 – Michael King, Wellington, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1950 – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , Indian political
leader, Iron Man of India (b . 1875)

1951 – Eric Drummond , 1 st sec – gen League of
Nations (1919 -33 ), dies at 75

1966 – Walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation

1997 – Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98

FAMOUS WEDDING

1985 – Action star actor Sylvester Stallone (39 ) weds ” Rocky IV” actress Brigitte Nielsen ( 22) in Beverly Hills, California

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