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Births, Deaths, and Events for 15 December

About This Day

     This is day 349 of the year 2019.
     There are 16 days left to 2019.

Thought For The Day

     "Bachelor's wives and spinster's children are always perfect."



1832   Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel - French engineer (Eiffel tower)
1882   Helena Rubinstein - US cosmetic manufacturer
1892   J.Paul Getty - Minneapolis MN, oil magnate (Getty Oil)
1906   Betty Smith - novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
1933   Tim Conway - Willoughby, OH, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)
1942   Dave Clark - London, England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1949   Don Johnson - Flatt Creek, MO, actor (Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment)
1963   Helen Slater - New York, NY, actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People)
1965   Kimberly Donley - Aurora, IL, playmate (March 1993)
1968   Garrett Wang - actor (Star Trek Voyager)
1985   Sheeba Reiter - Florida, illegitimate daughter of Jackie Mason



1890   Sitting Bull - Hunkpapa-Sioux chief (Little Big Horn), killed by US Army
1962   Charles Laughton - English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63
1966   Walt Disney - animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation
1997   Lillian Disney - widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98



   Second Day of Christmas - Send your true love Two Turtle Doves
     The 12 Days of Christmas
   National Lemon Cupcake Day
   Cat Herders' Day
1791   1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1791   Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval
1836   Patent Office burns in Washington DC
1854   1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia
1859   GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun
1877   Thomas Edison patents phonograph
1916   French defeat Germans in WWI Battle of Verdun
1938   Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1939   World premiere of Gone With The Wind in Atlanta, GA
1941   USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship
1944   US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star
1944   Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel
1952   Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
1964   Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1973   American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not mental illness
1973   Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
1974   Young Frankenstein opens in US theaters
1979   Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
1979   World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages
1986   CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure (that's a testimony killer)
1995   Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland



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