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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 211
    Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother Julia Domna.
  • 1154
    Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • 1828
    Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
  • 1907
    A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
  • 1912
    William 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.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Irish-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.
  • 1972
    Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

Who were born on December 19?

  • 1865
    Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (d. 1932)
  • 1901
    Rudolf Hell, German inventor (d. 2002)
  • 1907
    Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Tankred Dorst, German dramatist
  • 1942
    Cornell Dupree, American session guitarist
  • 1956
    Phil Harris, American fisherman (Deadliest Catch) (d. 2010)
  • 1970
    Tyson Beckford, American model
  • 1973
    Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
  • 1979
    Paola Rey, Colombian actress
  • 1985
    Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian soccer player

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