On This Day In History, 15 December


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World Events Today

  • Napoleon Bonaparte had a state funeral in Paris today in 1840
  • The House of Commons in Canada approved the Maple Leaf Flag design today in 1964
  • The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its maiden flight today in 2009

Entertainment Events Today

  • The epic historical romance movie, Gone with the Wind, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premiered today in 1939 in the US
  • The movie Schindler’s List, was released in the US today in 1993, it went on to win 7 Academy Awards
  • Spice World, the British musical comedy movie starring the Spice Girls, premiered today in 1997 in the UK

Family Events Today

  • The French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, was born today in 1923 in Dijon
  • Walt Disney, the world famous pioneer of the animation industry, died of lung cancer today in 1966 aged 65
  • The actor, Sylvester Stallone, married the actress, Brigitte Nielsen, in Beverly Hills, California, today in 1985

Main Event Today

  • After being closed for almost 12 years for stabalization work, the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened today in 2001, it was declared stable for at least another 300 years

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Wear Your Pearls Day

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