December 19 in History
1776December 19, 1776:
Philosopher and author Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis” pamphlet series makes its first appearance in The Pennsylvania Journal.
1843December 19, 1843:
The novel “A Christmas Carol” by English author Charles Dickens is published.
1917December 19, 1917:
The very first season of the National Hockey League starts.
1946December 19, 1946:
The Vietnamese national independence coalition known as Viet Minh launches the First Indochina War against France.
1966December 19, 1966:
The Outer Space Treaty, a treaty binding signatories to using outer space for only peaceful purposes, is endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.
1971December 19, 1971:
The dystopian crime drama film, “A Clockwork Orange” is premiered in Toronto, Canada.
1974December 19, 1974:
The James Bond film titled “The Man with the Golden Gun”, which stars Roger Moore, is premiered in London.
1997December 19, 1997:
The American disaster and epic romance film, “Titanic” is released in theatres across the United States.
1998December 19, 1998:
The United States House of Representatives impeaches President Bill Clinton.
2012December 19, 2012:
Park Geun-Hye is declared the winner of South Korea’s presidential elections, making her the country’s first female president.