December 19 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide
Germany Observance
Hanukkah VII
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Separation Day
Anguilla Public Holiday
St. Nicholas Day
Ukraine Observance, Orthodox
Underdog Day
- Weird
Ugly Sweater Day
- Weird

Historical Events on December 19

  • 1777: During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and his Continental Army bunker down for the winter at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania.
  • 1796: During the French Revolutionary War, Commodore Horatio Nelson and his British frigates engage with Commodore Don Jacobo and his Spanish frigates off of the coast of Murcia.
  • 1907: Almost 300 coal miners die in the Darr Mine at Jacobs Creek in Pennsylvania.
  • 1912: After serving almost 4 years at the Sing Sing Prison, Captain William Van Schaick receives a pardon by United States President William Howard Taft.
  • 1924: In the city of London in England, the very last Rolls Royce Silver Ghost is sold to the public.
  • 1941: In Alexandria Harbor, Italian Limpet mines severely damage the HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Valiant.
  • 1945: The British Government executes John Amery for treason.
  • 1946: The First Indochina War begins.
  • 1998: United States President Bill Clinton becomes only the second U.S President to be impeached by the U.S House of Representatives.
  • 2016: At a Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany, a vehicular attack kills many people.

Famous Birthdays on December 19

  • English actor Ralph Richardson is born in 1902.
  • French novelist and poet, Jean Genet is born in 1910.
  • American animator and screenwriter, Mel Shaw is born in 1914.
  • American historian and author, Robert V. Bruce is born in 1923.
  • American actor and director, Tim Reid is born in 1944.
  • Canadian ice hockey player Ken Brown is born in 1948.
  • American actress and model, Jennifer Beals is born in 1963.
  • French actress Béatrice Dalle is born in 1964.
  • Canadian golfer Lorie Kane is born in 1964.
  • American magician and illusionist, Criss Angel is born in 1967.
  • American songwriter and rapper, Ingrid Burley is born in 1986.
  • English footballer Calvin Andrew is born in 1986.
  • Japanese jockey Kousei Miura is born in 1989.

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Earth Day

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Memorial Day