This Day In History: December 15

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$27 million dollars spent. The most popular movie of all time opens. A dictator is overthrown. The Bill of Rights is ratified. What do all of these things have in common? All of these things occurred on December 15th. It was in 2001 that the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after an eleven year, $27 million repair job to restructure the historic landmark. Gone with the Wind, the most popular movie of all time, premiered in Atlanta, Georgia in 1939, and fifty years to the date, a harsh Romanian dictator, by the name of Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown. Most importantly; however, December 15th, 1799 marks one of the most important days in American History; the day that the Bill of Rights was ratified by three-fourths of the states. What the This Day in History video to learn more.