December 19th Events

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1994 (December 19 1994)EventRolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1975 (December 19 1975)EventJohn Paul Stevens appointed as a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
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, 1967 (December 19 1967)EventPrime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
December 19th, 1961 (December 19 1961)EventIndia annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
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, 1932 (December 19 1932)EventBBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
December 19th, 1924 (December 19 1924)EventThe last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
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, 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, 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, 1907 (December 19 1907)EventA group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
December 19th, 1835 (December 19 1835)EventThe first issue of The Blade newspaper is published in Toledo, Ohio.
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, 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, 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, 1490 (December 19 1490)EventAnne of Brittany is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
December 19th, 0324 (December 19 0324)EventLicinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

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