December 19 in History – What happened on 19 December in Past

19 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 19, the day number in a year is 353 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 354. December 19 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 19 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1154Henry II was crowned King of England in London's Westminster Abbey.
1154King Henry II was enthroned as Emperor of England at the age of 21.
1821South Orkney Islands were discovered by George Powell and Nathaniel Palmer.
1823Georgia implemented the first US state birth registration law in the United States.
1828Nullification Crisis-Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun wrote the South Carolina Exposition and Protest to protest the Tariff of 1828.
1843A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens a novella about the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his conversion after being visited by three Christmas ghosts was first published.
1860Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General of India from 1848 to 1856, died in Britain.
1889Bishop Museum was established in Hawaii.
1907The explosion in the coal mine at Jacobs Creek in the US state of Pennsylvania killed 239 workers.
1907A Pennsylvania coal mine explosion killed 239 people.
1927The great freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ulla Khan and Roshan Singh were hanged by the British.
1931Joseph A. Lyons became Prime Minister of Australia.
1932The BBC launched its World Service, now the world's largest international broadcaster, as BBC Empire Service.
1932The BBC started its international services to Australia.
1934The 12th President of India, Pratibha Patil was born in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
1950Jane Isenhower became commander of the Northern Atlatink Alliance.
1956Irish-born British physician John Bodkin Adams was arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 of his patients, although he was only convicted on minor charges.
1961Goa gained independence from slavery in Portugal. Indian troops entered the border of Goa under Operation Vijay.
1964The Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the ruling junta of South Vietnam led by Nguyen Khanh, initiated a coup, dissolving and arresting members of the High National Council, a civilian advisory body.
1966Asian Development Bank was started.
1974Former Australia captain Ricky Potting was born. In his career, he has scored 13378 runs in 168 Tests and 13704 runs in 375 ODIs.
1981Sixteen lives were lost when a Penlee lifeboat went to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas off the south-westcoast of England.
1985Yakutsk United Air Group Flight 101/435 was hijacked by the co-pilot and landed in China, where he was apprehended, while the passengers returned home with Chinese gifts.
1986Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev released dissident Andrei Sakharov after six years of internal exile in Gorky.
1989Workers went on strike in Romanian cities to protest against Communist rule.
1991"Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 14 performances.
1991Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin.
1991Bob Hawke was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia by Paul Keating.
1993"Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 5 performances.
1996Once Upon a Mattress, opens at Broadhurst New York City for 187 performances.
1997SilkAir Flight 185 crash into the Musi River in Indonesia in what was determined to be a murder-suicide by the captain.
1998House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment, charging President Clinton with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
1998The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton following the Lewinsky scandal.
1998Amartya Sen was awarded the honorary citizenship by Bangladesh, Sheel Kumar India) in the World Disabled Skiing held at Denver (USA).
2007Time magazine honored Russian President Vladimir Putin with the title of Person of the Year.
2010Dubai holds the closing ceremony for its 7th International Film Festival.
2011North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il, dies; Kim Jong-un is announced as his father's successor.
2012UBS becomes the second bank after Barclays, to be fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interbank lending rate; the company is fined $1.5 billion.
2012Park Gyun Hee became the first female president of South Korea.
2013A data breach at Target Corporation caused the security of 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target stores to be compromised.
2014Office supply company Staples announces that up to 1.16 million cards may have been affected by a data breach in October; the company is offering free identity theft protection for shoppers at the affected stores and advises all customers to monitor their credit records.

Famous Birthdays of December 19:

YearName / Profession / Country
1935Bobby Timmons / Composer / United States of America
1925Tankred Dorst / Author / Germany
1987Cédric Baseya / Footballer / France
1852Albert Abraham Michelson / Chemist / United States of America
1972Warren Sapp / Footballer / United States of America
1932Wayne Tippit / Actor / United States of America
1984Ankita Lokhande / Actress / India
1916Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann / Journalist / Germany
1861Italo Svevo / Author / Italy
1915Édith Piaf / Actress / France
1956Phil Harris / Captain / United States of America
1986Lazaros Christodoulopoulos / Footballer / Greece
1924Carlo Chiti / Engineer / Italy
1944Steve Tyrell / Writer / United States of America
1902Ralph Richardson / Actor / United Kingdom
1820Mary Livermore / Journalist / United States of America
1973Zulfiya Zabirova / Cyclist / Russia
1942Mean Gene Okerlund / Sports Announcer / United States of America
1985Sally Kipyego / Runner / Kenya
1967Charles Austin / Jumper / United States of America
1979Kevin Devine / Writer / United States of America
1973Erick Wainaina / Runner / Kenya
1940Phil Ochs / Writer / United States of America
1974Eduard Ivakdalam / Footballer / Indonesia
1992Raphael Spiegel / Footballer / Switzerland
1941Lee Myung-bak / Politician / South Korea
1923Robert V. Bruce / Author / United States of America
1919Om Prakash / Actor / India
1937Gopal Ballav Pattanaik / Lawyer / India
1983Casey Crescenzo / Writer / United States of America

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