December 19: Day of the Week
December 19, 2018 is the 353rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
- 1843Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol goes on sale.
- 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.
- 1907A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
- 1932BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
- 1941World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
- 1946Start of the First Indochina War.
- 1983The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 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?
- 1924Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
- 1925Tankred Dorst, German dramatist
- 1935Barbara Bostock, American actress
- 1935Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
- 1947Jimmy Bain, Scottish musician
- 1949Sebastian, Danish musician
- 1963Jennifer Beals, American actress
- 1968Ken Marino, American actor and comedian
- 1972Warren Sapp, American football player
- 1989Valdimar Bergstað, Icelandic horse rider
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