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)
- 324Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
- 1154Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
- 1490Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
- 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.
- 1916World 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.
- 1927Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1941World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
- 1986Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1817James J. Archer, Confederate general (d. 1864)
- 1852Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1931)
- 1903George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
- 1920Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
- 1942Cornell Dupree, American session guitarist
- 1947Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio disc jockey
- 1960Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
- 1983Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Lady Sovereign, English musician
- 1991Declan Galbraith, English singer
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