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.
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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 1912William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1967Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
- 1975John Paul Stevens is appointed a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
- 1983The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 1995The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1934Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
- 1947Jimmy Bain, Scottish musician
- 1952Walter Murphy, American composer, pianist and arranger
- 1961Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1968Ken Marino, American actor and comedian
- 1970Tyson Beckford, American model
- 1980Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
- 1983Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1984Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
- 1989Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
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