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Historical Events In December - 19

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1969  Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released on this day in history.  

1971  "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances on December - 19.  

1972  Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing series) returns to Earth on December - 19.  

1974  Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as the 41st VP on this day in history.  

1974  Nelson Rockefeller sworn in as American Vice-President on December - 19.  

1974  The personal computer revolution was launched quietly on this day when the Altair 8800, a do-it-yourself computer kit, went on sale for $397 on December - 19.  

1975  John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice on December - 19.  

1977  Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101 on this day in history.  

1979  The Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding on December - 19.  

1980  On December - 19 anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts  

1980  Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages on December - 19.  

1982  Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history after a grueling and sometimes bloody six weeks on the picket line, striking Greyhound workers agreed to sign off on a new contract and head back to work  

1984  On this day in history fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people  

1984  Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54 on December - 19.  

1985  ABC Sports announced that it was severing ties with Howard Cosell and released ‘The Mouth’ from all TV commitments on December - 19.  

1985  On December - 19 aBC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary.  

1985  NFL kicker Jan Stenerud announces his retirement, leaving behind a record of most career field goals (373) on December - 19.  

1986  USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history nASA unveils plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars  

1988  On this day in history unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated  

1989  American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route on this day in history.  

1989  Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87 on December - 19.  

1990  Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71 on December - 19.  

1991  6,000th episode of One Life To Live on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin  

1991  Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1993  Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history great Britain's prestigious Rolls-Royce, a luxury automobile maker, announced that its future cars would feature 12-cylinder motors manufactured by Germany's BMW  

1994  On December - 19 noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39  

1995  On this day in history dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79  

1996  On December - 19 marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72  

1997  David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

2005  On December - 19 keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1036  Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher was born on December - 19.  

1498  On December - 19 birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

1554  On this day in history birth of philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on December - 19.  

1683  On December - 19 birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1699  William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777) was born on this day in history.  

1714  John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779) was born on this day in history.  

1723  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother was born on December - 19.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  On this day in history anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies  

1075  On this day in history death of edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England  

1327  On this day in history death of agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy  

1370  Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies on this day in history.  

1614  Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1737  Death of James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667) on this day in history.  

1741  Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies on this day in history.  

1749  On December - 19 francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76  

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