December 15 | Facts
The Bill of Rights took effect with Virginia’s ratification of it.
Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.
The French defeated the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.
Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background.
Animated-cartoon pioneer and movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles.
A demonstration that turned into a popular uprising in Romania began the downfall of Nicolae Ceausescu.