Thursday, December 15, 2005
On this day in …
1791, the Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia
1916, the French defeated the Germans in the World War I battle of Verdun
1938, groundbreaking ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial took place in Washington, D.C.
1965, two U.S. manned spacecraft, Gemini 6 and Gemini 7, maneuvered to within 10 feet of each other while in orbit