15 December 2006

This day in history: 15 Dec

533: Belisarius defeated the Vandals, under Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.

1791: Virginia ratified the United States Bill of Rights, thus making it law.

1960: Richard Paul Pavlick was arrested for plotting the assassination of President-Elect John F Kennedy.

1961: Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for war crimes committed during World War II. He was hanged on 1 Jun 1962.

1965: Gemini 6A (Schirra and Stafford) was launched from Cape Kennedy.

Jan Vermeer van Delft (1632-1675), Sitting Bull (ca 1831-1890), Glenn Miller (1904-1944), Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) and Walt Disney (1901-1966) died on this date.

And happy birthday to L L Zamenhof (1859-1917), Charles Duryea (1861-1938), Nudie Cohn (1902-1984), Freeman Dyson (1923-TBD), Tim Conway (1933-TBD) and my niece (1964-TBD).

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