December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2019 is the 353rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1776Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.
- 1843Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol goes on sale.
- 1907A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
- 1920King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
- 1927Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
- 1946Start of the First Indochina War.
- 1961India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
- 1975John Paul Stevens is appointed a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
- 1986Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
- 1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1895Werner Dankwort, German diplomat (d. 1986)
- 1902Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
- 1924Edmund Purdom, English actor (d. 2009)
- 1940Phil Ochs, American folk singer (d. 1976)
- 1945Elaine Joyce, American actress
- 1957Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
- 1958Limahl, English singer (Kajagoogoo)
- 1965Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
- 1975Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
- 1980Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle)
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