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Saturday December 19, 2020

December 19: Day of the Week

December 19, 2020 is the 354th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1606
    The 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.
  • 1900
    Hopetoun 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.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1941
    World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
  • 1981
    Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
  • 1984
    The 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.
  • 1986
    Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
  • 1995
    The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

Who were born on December 19?

  • 1849
    Henry Clay Frick, American industrialist and financier (d. 1919)
  • 1910
    Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
  • 1915
    Édith Piaf, French singer and actress (d. 1963)
  • 1916
    Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
  • 1934
    Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Cornell Dupree, American session guitarist
  • 1944
    William Christie, American-born French musician (Les Arts Florissants)
  • 1946
    Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1990
    Greg Bretz, American snowboarder

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