15 December 2021: This day in history

533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeats the Vandals, under King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron

1256: Hulagu Khan captures and destroys Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut, in present-day Iran, part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia

1488: Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope

1612: German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope

1791: US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval, becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution

1840: Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

1973: American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness


Source: Onthisday.com

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