December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2021 is the 353rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 324Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
- 1154Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
- 1828Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
- 1900Hopetoun 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.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1984The 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.
- 2000The 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.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1784Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
- 1861Italo Svevo, Italian author (d. 1928)
- 1909W. A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
- 1934Al Kaline, American baseball player
- 1944William Christie, American-born French musician (Les Arts Florissants)
- 1946Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1949Sebastian, Danish musician
- 1962Jill Talley, American actress
- 1966Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
- 1972Rosa Blasi, American actress
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