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
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.
Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
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.
The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
Three Indian revolutionaries viz. Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British government.
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.
Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
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?
Carter Woodson, American historian and author, founder of Black History Month (d. 1950)
George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
Rufus, French actor
Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian soccer player
Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
Who died on December 19?
Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
Michael Clarke, American drummer (The Byrds) (b. 1946)
Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (b. 1924)
Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
Marcel Mule, French saxophonist (b. 1901)
Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922)
Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)
James Bevel, American civil rights activist (b. 1936)
Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
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