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: the 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