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.
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.
- 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.
- 1828Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1932BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
- 1956Irish-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.
- 1995The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
- 2000The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
- 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?
- 1852Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1931)
- 1924Gary Morton, American comic; widower of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
- 1926Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
- 1934Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
- 1935Barbara Bostock, American actress
- 1952Walter Murphy, American composer, pianist and arranger
- 1959Ivan Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
- 1968Ken Marino, American actor and comedian
- 1974Mikko Paananen, Finnish bassist (HIM)
- 1975Jon Smith, British writer
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