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Thursday December 19, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1900
    Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appointed Sir William Lyne as premier of the new state New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.
  • 1907
    A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
  • 1941
    World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
  • 1956
    Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
  • 1961
    India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
  • 1963
    Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
  • 2001
    Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots – Riots erupt in Buenos Aires.

Who were born on December 19?

  • 1831
    Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1925
    William Schutz, American psychologist (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1936
    Marian McKnight, American beauty pageant contestant (Miss America 1957)
  • 1944
    Zal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
  • 1959
    Ivan Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
  • 1964
    Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1975
    Michiel van den Bos, Dutch composer
  • 1980
    Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle)
  • 1986
    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer

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