On this day:
1791 U.S. Bill of Rights becomes law. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States are known as the Bill of Rights.
1978 US formally recognizes China 30 years after the creation of the People’s Republic of China
Born on this day:
1907 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters, Cathedral of Brasília
Gone on this day:
1950 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian activist, politician, freedom-fighter
1966 Walt Disney American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, co-founded The Company