What happened this day in history December 19, 2008

What are the important events that happened on December 19, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 19, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 19, 2008 is the 354th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 6, 2008 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,229,644,800 seconds 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 ‘trihectapentacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $298.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on December 19, 2008?

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    Carol Chomsky, American linguist (b. 1930)
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    Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
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    James Bevel, American civil rights activist (b. 1936)
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    Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
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    Michael Connell, American political consultant (b. 1963)

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