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This Day in History for December 15 – Bill of Rights Ratified and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1791 – Virginia becomes the last state to ratify the Bill of Rights, making the first ten amendments to the Constitution law and completing the revolutionary reforms begun by the Declaration of Independence (More info)

1939 – ‘Gone with the Wind’ premieres at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia (More info)

1944 – Legendary bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel (More info)

1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders (More info)

2001 – After 11 years and $27 million to fortify it, the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens with its famous lean intact (More info)

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