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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1490Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
- 1606The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who found, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
- 1828Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
- 1932BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
- 1964The South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members.
- 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.
- 1997SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
- 1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
- 2001A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1554Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
- 1831Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
- 1894Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner (d. 1978)
- 1910Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
- 1925William Schutz, American psychologist (d. 2002)
- 1935Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
- 1944Alvin Lee, English singer and musician (Ten Years After)
- 1956Phil Harris, American fisherman (Deadliest Catch) (d. 2010)
- 1963Jennifer Beals, American actress
- 1975Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
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