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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Today in History

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

[Wayne Barnes]

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