December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2022 is the 353rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1920King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
- 1927Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
- 1963Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
- 1981Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
- 1983The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on December 19?
- 1817James J. Archer, Confederate general (d. 1864)
- 1861Italo Svevo, Italian author (d. 1928)
- 1944William Christie, American-born French musician (Les Arts Florissants)
- 1948Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1958Steven Isserlis, English cellist
- 1961Reggie White, American football player (d. 2004)
- 1964Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1972Alyssa Milano, American actress
- 1980Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle)
- 1982Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower
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