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December 19th, 2007 (December 19 2007)EventThe Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.
December 19th, 2005 (December 19 2005)DeathKeith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; born in 1933)
December 19th, 2005 (December 19 2005)DeathVincent Gigante, American mafioso (born in 1927)
December 19th, 2004 (December 19 2004)DeathHerbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1912)
December 19th, 2004 (December 19 2004)DeathRenata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (born in 1922)
December 19th, 2003 (December 19 2003)DeathPeter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (born in 1914)
December 19th, 2003 (December 19 2003)DeathHope Lange, American actress (born in 1933)
December 19th, 2003 (December 19 2003)DeathLes Tremayne, English-born American actor (born in 1913)
December 19th, 2002 (December 19 2002)DeathArthur Rowley, English footballer. (born in 1926)
December 19th, 2001 (December 19 2001)EventA record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khovsgol Province, Mongolia.
December 19th, 2001 (December 19 2001)EventArgentine economic crisis: December 2001 riotsRiots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo s corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.
December 19th, 2001 (December 19 2001)DeathMarcel Mule, French saxophonist. (born in 1901)
December 19th, 2000 (December 19 2000)EventThe 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.
December 19th, 2000 (December 19 2000)DeathRob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (born in 1958)
December 19th, 2000 (December 19 2000)DeathMilt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (born in 1910)
December 19th, 2000 (December 19 2000)DeathJohn Lindsay, American politician (born in 1921)
December 19th, 2000 (December 19 2000)DeathPops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (born in 1915)
December 19th, 1999 (December 19 1999)DeathDesmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (born in 1914)
December 19th, 1998 (December 19 1998)EventLewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.Bill Clinton Quotes
December 19th, 1998 (December 19 1998)DeathMel Fisher, American treasure hunter (born in 1922)
December 19th, 1998 (December 19 1998)DeathAntonio Ordonez, Spanish bullfighter (born in 1932)
December 19th, 1997 (December 19 1997)EventSilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
December 19th, 1997 (December 19 1997)EventTitanic is released in theaters. This movie would become the most financially successful movie in U.S. history, grossing approximately $1.8 billion worldwide.
December 19th, 1997 (December 19 1997)DeathMasaru Ibuka, Japanese industrialist (Sony) (born in 1908)
December 19th, 1997 (December 19 1997)DeathJimmy Rogers, American blues guitarist (born in 1924)
December 19th, 1996 (December 19 1996)DeathMarcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (born in 1924)
December 19th, 1994 (December 19 1994)EventRolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
December 19th, 1993 (December 19 1993)DeathMichael Clarke, American drummer (The Byrds) (born in 1946)
December 19th, 1991 (December 19 1991)BirthDeclan Galbraith, English singer
December 19th, 1991 (December 19 1991)DeathJoe Cole, American rock music roadie (born in 1961)
December 19th, 1989 (December 19 1989)DeathStella Gibbons, English author (born in 1902)
December 19th, 1988 (December 19 1988)BirthPaulina Gretzky, American-born Canadian actress and model
December 19th, 1988 (December 19 1988)BirthPeter Winn, English footballer
December 19th, 1987 (December 19 1987)BirthKarim Benzema, French footballer
December 19th, 1987 (December 19 1987)BirthAlexis Sanchez, Chilean footballer
December 19th, 1986 (December 19 1986)EventSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from internal exile in Gorky.Andrei Sakharov Quotes
December 19th, 1986 (December 19 1986)BirthRyan Babel, Dutch Footballer
December 19th, 1986 (December 19 1986)DeathV. C. Andrews, American author (born in 1923)
December 19th, 1985 (December 19 1985)BirthGary Cahill, English footballer
December 19th, 1985 (December 19 1985)BirthNeil Kilkenny, English-born Australian footballer
December 19th, 1985 (December 19 1985)BirthLady Sovereign, English musician
December 19th, 1984 (December 19 1984)EventThe 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.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
December 19th, 1984 (December 19 1984)BirthIan Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
December 19th, 1984 (December 19 1984)DeathJoy Ridderhof, American missionary (born in 1903)
December 19th, 1983 (December 19 1983)EventThe original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
December 19th, 1983 (December 19 1983)BirthMatt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
December 19th, 1982 (December 19 1982)BirthVincent Accardi, American musician
December 19th, 1982 (December 19 1982)BirthMaurice Williams, American basketball player
December 19th, 1982 (December 19 1982)DeathDwight Macdonald, American social critic (born in 1906)
December 19th, 1981 (December 19 1981)EventSixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
December 19th, 1980 (December 19 1980)BirthJake Gyllenhaal, American actorJake Gyllenhaal Quotes
December 19th, 1980 (December 19 1980)BirthMarla Sokoloff, American actress
December 19th, 1979 (December 19 1979)BirthKevin Devine, American musician
December 19th, 1979 (December 19 1979)BirthPaola Rey, Colombian actress
December 19th, 1978 (December 19 1978)BirthPatrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor
December 19th, 1977 (December 19 1977)BirthJorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
December 19th, 1975 (December 19 1975)EventJohn Paul Stevens appointed as a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
December 19th, 1975 (December 19 1975)BirthOlivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
December 19th, 1974 (December 19 1974)BirthMikko Paananen, Finnish bassist (HIM)
December 19th, 1974 (December 19 1974)BirthJake Plummer, American football player
December 19th, 1974 (December 19 1974)BirthRicky Ponting, Australian cricketer
December 19th, 1973 (December 19 1973)BirthTakashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
December 19th, 1973 (December 19 1973)BirthZulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
December 19th, 1972 (December 19 1972)EventApollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth. Evans Quotes
December 19th, 1972 (December 19 1972)BirthAlyssa Milano, American actressAlyssa Milano Quotes
December 19th, 1972 (December 19 1972)BirthRosa Blasi, American actress
December 19th, 1972 (December 19 1972)BirthWarren Sapp, American football player
December 19th, 1971 (December 19 1971)BirthLiz Cho, American television reporter
December 19th, 1971 (December 19 1971)BirthAmy Locane, American actress
December 19th, 1971 (December 19 1971)BirthTiffany Towers, Canadian adult film actress
December 19th, 1970 (December 19 1970)BirthTyson Beckford, American model
December 19th, 1969 (December 19 1969)BirthRichard Hammond, English television presenter
December 19th, 1969 (December 19 1969)BirthTom Gugliotta, American basketball player
December 19th, 1969 (December 19 1969)BirthKristy Swanson, American actress
December 19th, 1969 (December 19 1969)BirthVillano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
December 19th, 1968 (December 19 1968)DeathNorman Thomas, American socialist (born in 1884)
December 19th, 1967 (December 19 1967)EventPrime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
December 19th, 1967 (December 19 1967)BirthFrankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
December 19th, 1967 (December 19 1967)BirthCriss Angel, Illusionist,Actor, Musician, etc.
December 19th, 1966 (December 19 1966)BirthChuckii Booker, American singer, musician and producerChuck D Quotes
December 19th, 1966 (December 19 1966)BirthRobert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
December 19th, 1966 (December 19 1966)BirthAlberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier
December 19th, 1966 (December 19 1966)BirthEric Weinrich, American ice hockey player
December 19th, 1965 (December 19 1965)BirthChito Martinez, Belizean baseball player
December 19th, 1965 (December 19 1965)BirthJessica Steen, American actress
December 19th, 1964 (December 19 1964)BirthArvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
December 19th, 1963 (December 19 1963)BirthJennifer Beals, American film actress
December 19th, 1963 (December 19 1963)BirthTil Schweiger, German actor
December 19th, 1962 (December 19 1962)BirthJill Talley, American actress
December 19th, 1961 (December 19 1961)EventIndia annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
December 19th, 1961 (December 19 1961)BirthEric Allin Cornell, American physicist, Nobel laureate
December 19th, 1961 (December 19 1961)BirthMatthew Waterhouse, English actor
December 19th, 1961 (December 19 1961)BirthReggie White, American football player (died in 2004)Reggie White Quotes
December 19th, 1960 (December 19 1960)BirthMike Lookinland, American actor
December 19th, 1960 (December 19 1960)BirthMichelangelo Signorile, American writer
December 19th, 1958 (December 19 1958)BirthLimahl, English singer (Kajagoogoo)
December 19th, 1957 (December 19 1957)BirthCyril Collard, French film director (died in 1993)
December 19th, 1957 (December 19 1957)BirthJohn Gulager, American film director
December 19th, 1957 (December 19 1957)BirthKevin McHale, American basketball player
December 19th, 1956 (December 19 1956)BirthTom Lawless, American baseball player
December 19th, 1953 (December 19 1953)DeathRobert Millikan, American physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1868)
December 19th, 1949 (December 19 1949)BirthNancy Kyes, American actress
December 19th, 1949 (December 19 1949)BirthSebastian, Danish musician
December 19th, 1948 (December 19 1948)BirthKen Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
December 19th, 1946 (December 19 1946)BirthRosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
December 19th, 1946 (December 19 1946)BirthRobert Urich, American actor (died in 2002)
December 19th, 1946 (December 19 1946)DeathPaul Langevin, French physicist (born in 1872)
December 19th, 1945 (December 19 1945)BirthElaine Joyce, American actress
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthWilliam Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthMitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthRichard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist, conservationist and politician
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthAlvin Lee, English singer/guitarist (Ten Years After)
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthTim Reid, American actor
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)BirthZal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin Spoonful) (died in 2002)
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)DeathKhedive Abbas II of Egypt (born in 1874)
December 19th, 1944 (December 19 1944)DeathRudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (born in 1856)
December 19th, 1943 (December 19 1943)BirthRoss M. Lence, American political scientist (died in 2006)
December 19th, 1942 (December 19 1942)BirthRufus, French actor
December 19th, 1941 (December 19 1941)EventWorld War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.Adolf Hitler Quotes
December 19th, 1941 (December 19 1941)BirthMaurice White, American singer and songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
December 19th, 1940 (December 19 1940)BirthPhil Ochs, American folk singer (died in 1976)Phil Ochs Quotes
December 19th, 1939 (December 19 1939)DeathHans Langsdorff, German naval officer (born in 1894)
December 19th, 1938 (December 19 1938)DeathStephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman (born in 1873)
December 19th, 1936 (December 19 1936)BirthMarian McKnight, Miss America 1957
December 19th, 1935 (December 19 1935)BirthBarbara Bostock, American actress
December 19th, 1935 (December 19 1935)BirthBobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (died in 1974)
December 19th, 1934 (December 19 1934)BirthRudi Carrell, Dutch singer
December 19th, 1934 (December 19 1934)BirthAl Kaline, American baseball player
December 19th, 1934 (December 19 1934)BirthCasper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
December 19th, 1933 (December 19 1933)BirthKevan Gosper, Australian athlete
December 19th, 1933 (December 19 1933)BirthCicely Tyson, American actress
December 19th, 1933 (December 19 1933)DeathGeorge Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (born in 1857)
December 19th, 1932 (December 19 1932)EventBBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
December 19th, 1932 (December 19 1932)BirthSalvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
December 19th, 1932 (December 19 1932)DeathYoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (born in 1908)
December 19th, 1929 (December 19 1929)BirthBob Brookmeyer, American jazz musician
December 19th, 1929 (December 19 1929)BirthHoward Sackler, American screenwriter (died in 1982)
December 19th, 1928 (December 19 1928)BirthNathan Oliveira, American artist
December 19th, 1927 (December 19 1927)BirthJames Booth, English actor and screenwriter (died in 2005)
December 19th, 1926 (December 19 1926)BirthBobby Layne, American football player (died in 1986)
December 19th, 1926 (December 19 1926)BirthHerb Stempel, American game show contestant
December 19th, 1925 (December 19 1925)BirthTankred Dorst, German dramatist
December 19th, 1925 (December 19 1925)BirthRobert B. Sherman, American songwriter
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)EventThe last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)BirthCarlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (died in 1994)
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)BirthDoug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1989)
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)BirthGary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (died in 1999)
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)BirthEdmund Purdom, English actor
December 19th, 1923 (December 19 1923)BirthGordon Jackson, Scottish actor (died in 1990)
December 19th, 1922 (December 19 1922)BirthEamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (died in 1987)
December 19th, 1920 (December 19 1920)EventKing Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
December 19th, 1920 (December 19 1920)BirthLittle Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
December 19th, 1920 (December 19 1920)BirthDavid Susskind, American TV talk show host (died in 1987)
December 19th, 1918 (December 19 1918)BirthProfessor Longhair, American blues musician (died in 1980)
December 19th, 1916 (December 19 1916)EventWorld War I: Battle of VerdunOn the Western Front, the French Army successfully holds off the German Army and drives it back to its starting position.
December 19th, 1915 (December 19 1915)BirthEdith Piaf, French singer and actress (died in 1963)
December 19th, 1915 (December 19 1915)DeathAlois Alzheimer, German neuroscientist (born in 1864)
December 19th, 1912 (December 19 1912)EventWilliam 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.
December 19th, 1910 (December 19 1910)BirthJean Genet, French writer (died in 1986)Jean Genet Quotes
December 19th, 1909 (December 19 1909)BirthW.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (died in 2002)
December 19th, 1907 (December 19 1907)EventA group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
December 19th, 1907 (December 19 1907)BirthJimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (died in 2004)
December 19th, 1906 (December 19 1906)BirthLeonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union (died in 1982)Leonid Brezhnev Quotes
December 19th, 1903 (December 19 1903)BirthGeorge Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (died in 1996)
December 19th, 1902 (December 19 1902)BirthSir Ralph Richardson, English actor (died in 1983)
December 19th, 1901 (December 19 1901)BirthRudolf Hell, German inventor (died in 2002)
December 19th, 1894 (December 19 1894)BirthFord Frick, American baseball commissioner (died in 1978)
December 19th, 1888 (December 19 1888)BirthFritz Reiner, Hungarian-born American conductor (died in 1963)
December 19th, 1885 (December 19 1885)BirthJoe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (died in 1938)
December 19th, 1878 (December 19 1878)DeathBayard Taylor, American author and poet (born in 1825)Bayard Taylor Quotes
December 19th, 1865 (December 19 1865)BirthMinnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (died in 1932)
December 19th, 1853 (December 19 1853)BirthCharles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (died in 1942)
December 19th, 1852 (December 19 1852)BirthAlbert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1931) Abraham Quotes
December 19th, 1848 (December 19 1848)DeathEmily Bronte, English author (born in 1818)Emily Bronte Quotes
December 19th, 1835 (December 19 1835)EventThe first issue of The Blade newspaper is published in Toledo, Ohio.
December 19th, 1831 (December 19 1831)BirthBernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (died in 1884)
December 19th, 1828 (December 19 1828)EventNullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.John C. Calhoun Quotes
December 19th, 1819 (December 19 1819)DeathSir Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer and politician (born in 1765)
December 19th, 1817 (December 19 1817)BirthJames J. Archer, Confederate general (died in 1904)
December 19th, 1814 (December 19 1814)DeathJoseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pumpJoseph Smith Quotes
December 19th, 1813 (December 19 1813)BirthThomas Andrews, Irish chemist (died in 1885)
December 19th, 1813 (December 19 1813)DeathJames McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (born in 1744)
December 19th, 1807 (December 19 1807)DeathFriedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (born in 1723)
December 19th, 1784 (December 19 1784)BirthMarcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1864)
December 19th, 1778 (December 19 1778)BirthPrincess Marie-Therese-Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (died in 1851) Marie Antoinette Quotes
December 19th, 1777 (December 19 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: George Washington s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.George Washington Quotes
December 19th, 1776 (December 19 1776)EventThomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.Thomas Paine Quotes
December 19th, 1751 (December 19 1751)DeathLouise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (born in 1724)
December 19th, 1749 (December 19 1749)DeathFrancesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (born in 1672)
December 19th, 1745 (December 19 1745)DeathJean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (born in 1684)
December 19th, 1741 (December 19 1741)DeathVitus Bering, Danish-born explorer (born in 1681)
December 19th, 1737 (December 19 1737)DeathJames Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (born in 1667)
December 19th, 1714 (December 19 1714)BirthJohn Winthrop, American astronomer (died in 1779)
December 19th, 1699 (December 19 1699)BirthWilliam Bowyer, English printer (died in 1777)
December 19th, 1683 (December 19 1683)BirthPhilip V of Spain (died in 1746)
December 19th, 1606 (December 19 1606)EventThe Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who, at Jamestown, Virginia, found the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
December 19th, 1554 (December 19 1554)BirthPhilip William, Prince of Orange (died in 1618)
December 19th, 1490 (December 19 1490)EventAnne of Brittany is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
December 19th, 1370 (December 19 1370)DeathPope Urban V (born in 1310)
December 19th, 1327 (December 19 1327)DeathAgnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
December 19th, 1075 (December 19 1075)DeathEdith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England
December 19th, 0401 (December 19 0401)DeathPope Anastasius I
December 19th, 0324 (December 19 0324)EventLicinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

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