December 15th is International Tea Day and Cat Herders Day.
We made it to day 349 of the year and there’s only 16 days left of 2022, who’s already excited?
This day has been an important day in history, and we’re going to explain why right here! Find out interesting facts and events that all fell on December 15 throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was not a mental illness? This shift in public opinion was seen as a massive milestone for the LGBTQ community.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 15th in history!
What Events Happened On December 15 In History?
2019 The longest ever United Nations climate talk ended.
Occurring in Madrid, this discussion of a response to global climate change extended two days longer than it was intended to. The talk ended with a compromise deal on curbing carbon only, and all other issues deferred for a year.
2013 China successfully landed its moon rover.
Development for this rover started in 2002 and wasn't completed until 2010. The rover, Yutu, successfully landed on the moon on its first mission.
2011 Former French President Jacques Chirac was convicted of diverting public funds and received a two-year suspended prison sentence.
2004 Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released. It went on to win Best Picture.
1973 The American Psychiatric Association officially declared that homosexuality is not a mental illness.
1960 The red robin was officially named Britain’s National Bird.
1955 Johnny Cash released “Folsom Prison Blues.”
It went on to win the Billboard Song of the Year.
1944 Major Glenn Miller, musician, and composer, disappeared over the English Channel during a flight.
1939 Gone with the Wind, the drama film directed by Victor Fleming, premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
It won Best Picture and remains the highest-grossing film of all time.
1906 The London Underground’s Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opened.
More commonly known as the Piccadilly tube, the line ran for 8.8 miles between Hammersmith and Finsbury Park.
1840 Napoleon Bonaparte finally had a funeral.
Napoleon died in St Helena, a remote British-owned island where he had been exiled. Due to the political struggle between Britain and France, it took 19 years to relocate Napoleon's remains back to France to finally have a French state funeral.
1836 The US Patents Office was nearly completely burned down.
All 9,957 patents and 7,000 patent models were lost in the blaze. It was initially suspected to have been an act of arson, but this was soon ruled out. The office shared a building with the post office, and careless disposal of ashes by the post office staff was deemed to be the source of the fire. After this, the US Patent Office changed its policies to require multiple copies of all patent documentation.
1791 The US Bill of Rights was ratified when Virginia gave its approval, which became amendments 1-10 of the constitution.
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