About December 19

December 19, 2021 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.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On December 19

  • 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.
  • 1154
    Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1490
    Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
  • 1776
    Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington’s Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • 1828
    Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
  • 1907
    A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Verdun – On the Western Front, the French Army successfully holds off the German Army and drives it back to its starting position.
  • 1924
    The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1932
    BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
  • 1941
    World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers sink the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
  • 1961
    India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
  • 1963
    Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
  • 1972
    Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
  • 1983
    The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1995
    The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
  • 2001
    Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots – Riots erupt in Buenos Aires.

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