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    What happened on December 19

    • December 19, 0324 Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

    • December 19, 0401 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • December 19, 1154 Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

    • December 19, 1490 "Anne of Brittany is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy."

    • December 19, 1606 "The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who, at Jamestown, Virginia, found the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States."

    • December 19, 1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)

    • December 19, 1732 "Benjamin Franklin begins publication of ""Poor Richard's Almanack"""

    • December 19, 1776 "Thomas Paine publishes his first ""American Crisis"" essay"

    • December 19, 1777 "Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for the winter"

    • December 19, 1795 "First state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky"

    • December 19, 1823 Georgia passes state birth registration law the first in the union

    • December 19, 1828 "Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828."

    • December 19, 1842 US recognizes independence of Hawaii

    • December 19, 1843 "A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is first published in England."

    • December 19, 1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams

    • December 19, 1859 Grading started for Market Street RR

    • December 19, 1861 Battle of Black Water

    • December 19, 1867 "Victims of ""Angola Horror"" burned to death (Angola NY)"

    • December 19, 1871 "Albert Jones, New York NY, patents corrugated paper"

    • December 19, 1881 "The opera ""Herodiade"" is produced (Brussels)"

    • December 19, 1887 Jake Kilrain and Jem Smith fight 106 round bare knuckle draw

    • December 19, 1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii

    • December 19, 1891 "First Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore"

    • December 19, 1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan

    • December 19, 1904 The Dawson City (Yukon) hockey team starts walking towards Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in the Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905

    • December 19, 1906 Leonid Brezhnev Russian leader of the Communist Party was born

    • December 19, 1907 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek PA

    • December 19, 1907 "A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania."

    • December 19, 1907 "Explosion at Jacobs Creek PA, coal mine kills 239"

    • December 19, 1910 "Rayon first commercially produced, Marcus Hook PA"

    • December 19, 1912 "William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison."

    • December 19, 1918 "Robert Ripley began his Believe It or Not feature in The New York Globe. (If you like the weird and unusual, check out the bizarre web sites featured on our Strange But True page.)"

    • December 19, 1919 American Meteorological Society found

    • December 19, 1920 King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.

    • December 19, 1922 "Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times"

    • December 19, 1924 "The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England."

    • December 19, 1928 First autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US

    • December 19, 1930 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

    • December 19, 1932 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas

    • December 19, 1933 "Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized"

    • December 19, 1938 "Nazi ""Ransom Plan"" is rejected here, Joint Distribution Committee's Boycott Council votes for intensification of boycott against German goods. Failure of ""Barter Plan"" is seen."

    • December 19, 1941 Company-Sgt. Major John Robert Osborn (The Winnipeg Grenadiers) wins the Victoria Cross at Hong Kong

    • December 19, 1941 World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.

    • December 19, 1945 Austrian Republic re-establishes

    • December 19, 1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

    • December 19, 1948 "8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3"")"

    • December 19, 1950 General Eisenhower named NATO commander

    • December 19, 1957 """The Music Man,"" starring Robert Preston, opens on Broadway"

    • December 19, 1959 "Penn State?s Nittany Lions beat Alabama, 7-0, in the first Liberty Bowl football game"

    • December 19, 1959 "Walter Williams, thought to be the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War, dies in Houston, Texas at age 117."

    • December 19, 1960 "Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)"

    • December 19, 1960 Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

    • December 19, 1960 Neil Sedaka?s Calendar Girl was released on RCA Victor Records

    • December 19, 1961 "India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India."

    • December 19, 1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland

    • December 19, 1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission

    • December 19, 1965 "Prison guard George Hodson is killed during Ronald Ryan and Peter Walker's escape from HM Prison Pentridge in Coburg, Victoria."

    • December 19, 1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released

    • December 19, 1971 The British film A Clockwork Orange opens.

    • December 19, 1972 Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth

    • December 19, 1972 "Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth."

    • December 19, 1974 Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as the 41st VP

    • December 19, 1974 "The personal computer revolution was launched quietly on this day when the Altair 8800, a do-it-yourself computer kit, went on sale for $397"

    • December 19, 1975 John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice

    • December 19, 1979 "The Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding"

    • December 19, 1980 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts

    • December 19, 1980 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages

    • December 19, 1981 Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

    • December 19, 1983 "After a grueling and sometimes bloody six weeks on the picket line, striking Greyhound workers agreed to sign off on a new contract and head back to work"

    • December 19, 1983 "The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro."

    • December 19, 1984 Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

    • December 19, 1984 "The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher."

    • December 19, 1985 ABC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ?The Mouth? from all TV commitments

    • December 19, 1985 ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary.

    • December 19, 1985 "NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373)."

    • December 19, 1986 "Michael Sergio, a 37 year-old man who parachuted into Game 6 of the World Series was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $500."

    • December 19, 1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

    • December 19, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind

    • December 19, 1988 NASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars

    • December 19, 1988 "Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated"

    • December 19, 1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

    • December 19, 1991 "6,000th episode of One Life To Live"

    • December 19, 1991 Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin

    • December 19, 1994 "Great Britain's prestigious Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile maker, announced that its future cars would feature 12-cylinder motors manufactured by Germany's BMW"

    • December 19, 1994 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

    • December 19, 1997 "Silkair Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104."

    • December 19, 1998 Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

    • December 19, 2000 "The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three."

    • December 19, 2001 "A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khvsgl Province, Mongolia."

    • December 19, 2001 Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots - Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo's corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.

    • December 19, 2003 Nepal financial crisis leads hundreds to protest outside of palace.

    • December 19, 2009 A 6.4 Mw earthquake strikes Taiwan collapsing one building.

    • December 19, 2009 "A faction from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta says it carried out an attack on an oil pipeline, breaking a ceasefire agreed upon with the Nigerian government."

    • December 19, 2009 "Freezing conditions cause electrical faults in the Channel Tunnel between Great Britain and France, isolating 2,000 passengers in five trains. The situation is coupled with disruptions at London Heathrow Airport and traffic delays due to snowy conditions in the south-east of England."

    • December 19, 2009 "In association football, FC Barcelona sets a new record by winning all 6 possible competitions (The Sextuple) in one year."

    • December 19, 2009 Iran's military prosecutor charges three officials with killing three people at a detention centre used to house post-election protesters.

    • December 19, 2009 "Iraq deploys troops on its border with Iran to monitor a disputed oil well seized by Iranian troops, while an arbitration commission is established to resolve the dispute."

    • December 19, 2009 "Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina dismisses his Prime Minister, EugŠne Mangalaza, whom he appointed in October."

    • December 19, 2009 "NASA releases the first ever photo of liquid outside of Earth, in the form of sunlight reflecting on a lake on Saturn's largest moon, Titan."

    • December 19, 2009 "Police recruit sniffer dogs and detectives in their hunt for the Arbeit macht frei sign missing from Auschwitz as appeals for its return are made by Israel, Poland and the European Union."

    • December 19, 2009 "Pope Benedict XVI declares two of his predecessors, John Paul II and Pius XII to be Venerable, the second step toward sainthood."

    • December 19, 2009 "Scientists announced the discovery of GJ 1214 b, an ocean planet orbiting a star in the Ophiuchus constellation."

    • December 19, 2009 "Serbians, Macedonians, and Montenegrins are able to travel to continental Europe without a visa from this day on."

    • December 19, 2009 "The Cambodian government expels 22 Chinese Muslim Uyghurs who arrived in the country back to China, despite criticism from the UN."

    • December 19, 2009 The Fatah movement in the West Bank rejects local mediation between itself and Hamas.

    • December 19, 2009 "The North American blizzard of 2009 produces record snowfall, causing power outages, deaths, and impacting retail sales."







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