December 15 in History
1939December 15, 1939:
The epic historical romance film, “Gone with the Wind” is premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
1948December 15, 1948:
Alger Hiss, a former official of the US Department of State, gets indicted on two counts of perjury for refusing to disclose his dealings with Whittaker Chambers.
1955December 15, 1955:
American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash releases his single, “Folsom Prison Blues”.
1973December 15, 1973:
The American Psychiatric Association issues its resolution that homosexuality is not a mental illness.
1989December 15, 1989:
The revolution which would eventually oust Romanian communist President Nicolae Ceaușescu from office begins with anti-government demonstrations in Timișoara.
1993December 15, 1993:
The Steven Spielberg-directed film, “Schindler's List” begins showing in theatres across the United States.
1997December 15, 1997:
The people of Guyana elect Janet Rosenberg Jagan as their first female and first white President.
2001December 15, 2001:
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy reopens to the public following over a decade of rehabilitation to keep it stable.
2008December 15, 2008:
2011December 15, 2011:
The United States of America declares that it is ending its mission in Iraq, signifying an end to the Iraq War.