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This Day in History: Dec. 15

1791 The Bill of Rights goes into effect after being ratified by Virginia.
1890 Sioux leader Sitting Bull is killed in a skirmish with U.S. soldiers.
1917 The new Bolshevik government in Russia signs an armistice with the German government.
1961 An Israeli court convicts Adolf Eichmann of war crimes committed during World War II.
1981 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is sworn in as secretary general of the United Nations.
1983 The last U.S. troops leave Grenada, which they entered in October after a Marxist coup there.
2000 Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma officially decommissions the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.
2005 Iraqi legislative elections give a group of Shiite Muslim religious parties the largest bloc of seats in the parliament.


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