Dec 15, 2018
December 15. In 1791, the Bill of Rights went into effect. In 1877, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. In 1890, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in South Dakota by Indian police working for the US government. In 1938, ground was broken for the Jefferson Memorial. In 1941, German troops murdered 15,000 Jews in a ravine outside of Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 1961, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem. In 1970, the Soviet Venera 7 landed on Venus. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association voted to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders. In 1977, the Sex Pistols were denied visas to enter the US two days before their scheduled appearance on SNL. In 2000, the Chernobyl atomic power plant was shut down. Happy Birthday, Betty Smith, Eliza Atkins Gleason, Muriel Rukeyser, Edna O'Brien, Heather Booth. It's International Tea Day. Mission: Just listen to some music and stop killing each other.