On This Day

Historical Events in December 1791

  • Dec 4 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
  • Dec 12 Bank of North America opens at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
  • Dec 15 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

USABill of Rights

Dec 15 US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval, becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution

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The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
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  • Dec 17 NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street