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.
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)
- 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.
- 1907A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
- 1941World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
- 1956Irish-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.
- 1961India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
- 1963Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
- 1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
- 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.
- 2001A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
- 2001Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots – Riots erupt in Buenos Aires.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1831Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
- 1925William Schutz, American psychologist (d. 2002)
- 1935Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
- 1936Marian McKnight, American beauty pageant contestant (Miss America 1957)
- 1944Zal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
- 1959Ivan Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
- 1964Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1975Michiel van den Bos, Dutch composer
- 1980Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle)
- 1986Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer
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