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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1907A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 1967Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
- 1975John Paul Stevens is appointed a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
- 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.
- 1998Lewinsky 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?
- 1784Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
- 1901Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer (d. 1974)
- 1944William Christie, American-born French musician (Les Arts Florissants)
- 1948Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956Tom Lawless, American baseball player
- 1965Jessica Steen, American actress
- 1966Alberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier
- 1966Chuckii Booker, American singer, musician and producer
- 1980Marla Sokoloff, American actress
- 1990Greg Bretz, American snowboarder
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