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Friday History Trivia

December 15, 2006

On this date in . . .

– 1791, “the new United States of America adopted the Bill of Rights.” Source: LOC]
– 1877, “Thomas Edison patents phonograph.” [Source: HNN]
– 1939, “Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta.” [Source: HNN]
– 1948, “former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury.” [Source: HNN]
– 1966, “movie producer Walt Disney died at age 65.” [Source: NYT]
– 2003, “the late Sen. Strom Thurmond’s family acknowledged Essie Mae Washington-Williams’ claim that she was Thurmond’s illegitimate mixed-race daughter.” [Source: NYT]

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