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Historical Events In December - 19

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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

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

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

1974  Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as the 41st VP on December - 19.  

1974  On December - 19 nelson Rockefeller sworn in as American Vice-President  

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 this day in history.  

1975  On December - 19 john Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice  

1977  On this day in history nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101  

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  Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts on December - 19.  

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 December - 19.  

1983  On December - 19 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  Fire at the Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people on December - 19.  

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 this day in history.  

1985  ABC Sports announces that sportscaster Howard Cosell will no longer be providing television commentary on this day in history.  

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

1986  USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile on December - 19.  

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

1988  Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated on December - 19.  

1989  American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route on December - 19.  

1989  On December - 19 dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87  

1990  On this day in history basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71  

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

1991  Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin on this day in history.  

1991  Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 on December - 19.  

1993  Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47 on December - 19.  

1994  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 on December - 19.  

1994  Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1995  Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79 on December - 19.  

1996  Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 on December - 19.  

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

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

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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 this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history birth of andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist  

1554  Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618) was born on December - 19.  

1676  Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist was born on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history birth of philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)  

1699  On this day in history birth of william Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)  

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 this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In December - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0401  Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies on this day in history.  

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

1327  Death of Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy on this day in history.  

1370  On December - 19 urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies  

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  On this day in history vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies  

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

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