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Notable Historical Events for December 19th

1835HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

1991Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin

1960Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

1843"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold

1732Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

1989Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1686Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe)

1941Hitler takes complete command of German Army

1931Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG

1971Stanley Kubrick's X-rated "A Clockwork Orange" premieres

December 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 19th

1980Jake Gyllenhaal, Los Angeles, California, actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead)

1915Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)

1961Reggie White, Chattanooga Tennessee, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)

1902Ralph Richardson, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, actor (Anna Karenina, Dr Zhivago), (d. 1983)

December 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 19th

1987Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski

1931Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

1975Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

1895Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts

December 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 19th

1953Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

1848Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

December 19th Deaths
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