On This Day in History, Dec. 15, 2020

1791 – Bill of Rights is ratified

1832 – Gustave Eiffel is born

1836 – The tempory home of the U.S. Patent Office goes up in flames. It held approximately 10,000 patent documents from 1790-1836 and almost all were destroyed.

1883 – William Hinton is born. This bacteriologist was the first Black professor at Harvard Medical School

1890 – Sitting Bull killed by Indian police at Standing Rock

1913 – Muriel Rukeyser is born. She won the Yale Younger Poets awars in 1935 for her first book1

1998 – U.S. House of Representatives recommends impeaching Clinton

2011 – U.S. declares an end to the war in Iraq