What happened this day in history December 19

What are the important events that happened on December 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 19 is the 353rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 6, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,331,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontatrigon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 44 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,285 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 19 Historical Events

  • 211
    Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother Julia Domna.
  • 1828
    Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
  • 1912
    William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
  • 1924
    The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1927
    Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
  • 1956
    Irish-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.
  • 1967
    Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    The 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?

  • 1875
    Carter Woodson, American historian and author, founder of Black History Month (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1932
    Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
  • 1934
    Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Rufus, French actor
  • 1973
    Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
  • 1980
    Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
  • 1984
    Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian soccer player
  • 1989
    Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer

Who died on December 19?

  • 1327
    Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
  • 1749
    Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1993
    Michael Clarke, American drummer (The Byrds) (b. 1946)
  • 1996
    Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2001
    Marcel Mule, French saxophonist (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    James Bevel, American civil rights activist (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)

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