A to Z This Day in World History | December 15th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 15:

1791: The United States Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was ratified.

1890: Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

1939: The film “Gone with the Wind” had its world premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.

1944: The Battle of the Bulge began during World War II as German forces launched a surprise counterattack against Allied forces in Belgium.

1961: Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem, Israel, for his role in orchestrating the Holocaust.

1978: U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, effective January 1, 1979.

2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened to the public after 11 years of stabilization and restoration work.

2013: China successfully soft-landed its rover Chang’e-3 on the Moon, becoming the third country to achieve such a feat.

These events span a wide range of historical periods and highlight various aspects of world history.

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