Today is Tuesday, Dec. 15, the 350th working day of 2020. There are 16 days remaining in the yr.

Highlight in Historical past:

On Dec. 15, 2013, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood hometown, ending a 10-working day mourning interval for South Africa’s initially Black president.

On this date:

In 1791, the Invoice of Legal rights, the initially 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into outcome next ratification by Virginia.

In 1890, Sioux Indian Main Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe associates were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, through a confrontation with Indian law enforcement.

In 1944, the U.S. Senate permitted the promotions of Henry H. Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and George C. Marshall to the five-star rank of Normal of the Military and the nominations of William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King and Chester W. Nimitz as Admirals of the Fleet.

In 1965, two U.S. manned spacecraft, Gemini 6A and Gemini 7, maneuvered towards each and every other even though in orbit, at one particular level coming as close as just one foot.

In 1967, the Silver Bridge concerning Gallipolis (gal-ih-puh-LEES’), Ohio, and Point Nice, West Virginia, collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people today.

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter announced he would grant diplomatic recognition to Communist China on New Year’s Day and sever formal relations with Taiwan.

In 1989, a well-liked rebellion started in Romania that resulted in the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (chow-SHEHS’-koo).