December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2020 is the 354th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1796French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.
- 1843Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol goes on sale.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1964The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
- 1981Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
- 1983The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 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?
- 1888Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-born American conductor (d. 1963)
- 1926Bobby Layne, American football player (d. 1986)
- 1941Lee Myung-bak, South Korean politician
- 1960Mike Lookinland, American actor
- 1962Jill Talley, American actress
- 1966Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
- 1973Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
- 1975Russell Branyan, American baseball player
- 1988Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
- 1988Paulina Gretzky, American singer and model
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