TODAY IN HISTORY
On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia.
In 1961, former Nazi official
Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for crimes against humanity.
In 1966, movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles at age 65.
In 1971, the Secret Service appointed its first five female special agents.
In 1974, the horror spoof “Young Frankenstein,”
starring Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, was released by 20th Century Fox.
In 2000, the long-troubled Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine was closed for good.
In 2001, with a crash and a large dust cloud, the last standing piece of the
World Trade Center’s facade was brought down.