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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 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.

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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)

  • 324
    Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
  • 1154
    Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1490
    Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
  • 1828
    Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Verdun – On the Western Front, the French Army successfully holds off the German Army and drives it back to its starting position.
  • 1927
    Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
  • 1941
    World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
  • 1941
    World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
  • 1986
    Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.

Who were born on December 19?

  • 1817
    James J. Archer, Confederate general (d. 1864)
  • 1852
    Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1903
    George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
  • 1942
    Cornell Dupree, American session guitarist
  • 1947
    Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio disc jockey
  • 1960
    Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
  • 1983
    Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Lady Sovereign, English musician
  • 1991
    Declan Galbraith, English singer

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