Historical Events In December - 19
Thursday, 28 September 2023
2006 A Libyan court sentences five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death for knowingly infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history a presidential election takes place in South Korea. Former mayor of Seoul Lee Myung-bak, of the Grand National Party, won with 50% of the vote against two other major opponents.
2007 On December - 19 an explosion and fire at the T2 Laboratories facility in Jacksonville, Florida kills 4 and injures 14.
2007 The Flying Phantom sinks in the River Clyde, three crew are killed on this day in history.
2007 Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is announced as Time magazine's 2007 Person of the Year on December - 19.
2012 On this day in history uBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
2018 On December - 19 first use of a drone to deliver vaccines - to island of Erromango, Vanuatu, by Unicef
2018 Drones flying over Gatwick airport, England, causes delays and cancellations for 800 flights and 110,000 people on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history uS President Trump announces victory over the Islamic State and planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria
2018 Houston Rockets set NBA single-game record with 26 three-pointers in 136-118 victory over Washington Wizards; 8 players hit from deep as Rockets shoot 26-of-55 (47.3%); James Harden leads charge, shooting 6-of-11 on 3s on December - 19.
2019 A locust plague devastates 173,000 acres (70,000 hectares) of crop and grazing land in Ethiopia and Somalia on this day in history.
2019 A court in the Philippines convicts Andal Ampatuan Jr., his brother Zaldy Ampatuan and 31 others including three members of the Ampatuan clan, of 57 counts of murder and sentences them to life imprisonment without parole for their role in the Maguindanao massacre.December 20 - The United States founds the United States Space Force, a branch of the United States Armed Forces dedicated to space warfare on December - 19.
2021 On this day in history the 2021 Hong Kong legislative election, originally scheduled for 6 September 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is held.
2021 The second round of the 2021 Chilean presidential election is held; leftist candidate Gabriel Boric is elected President on December - 19.