On this day December 15-21, 2019 (week 51) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day December 15-21, 2019 (week 51)

By Julie Mullins

December 15, 2019 - December 21, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the epic Hollywood movie Gone with the Wind, the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Chinese territory of Macao, the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, and the Boeing Delta IV Heavy.

December 15, 1939: The epic Hollywood movie Gone with the Wind, set in the American South against the backdrop of the Civil War, had its world premiere in Atlanta, Georgia

December 16, 1939: Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann was born. Noted for her subtlety, she is best known for her long association with Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman

December 17, 1939: The German battleship Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled by her own crew off Uruguay after it was trapped in the River Plate by British warships

December 18, 1865: Slavery was abolished across the United States and its territories following the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

December 19, 1999: China resumed sovereignty over the territory of Macao after 442 years of Portuguese colonial rule. It is the only part of China where casino gambling is legal

December 20, 1989: U.S. troops invaded Panama to depose and capture its military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges

December 21, 2004: The super-sized Boeing Delta IV Heavy blasted off on its maiden flight, launching a new era in heavy lift capability for the U.S. space programme

PUBLISHED:09/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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