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December 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 19

December 19th is officially Look For An Evergreen Day as well as Hard Candy Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 353rd day of the year, with only 12 days left of this year. It’s also just 6 days away from Christmas.

Everyone who was born on December 19 shares the same zodiac sign, Sagittarius.

December 19 has been an important day in history, and we’re here to tell you why! Check out these important events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1843, A Christmas Carol by English author Charles Dickens was published? It proved popular, and the book was sold out by Christmas Eve.

Keep reading for more facts about December 19th in history!

What Happened On December 19 In History?

2016

The US Electoral College voted 304 to 227 to nominate Donald Trump for President over the objections of seven faithless electors.

2016

Dozens of people died after drinking bath lotion in Siberia.

Due to ongoing economic difficulties in Russia, citizens would look for alternatives to purchasing alcohol. In this case, 48 people died after drinking bath lotion thinking that it contained alcohol. The mistake was a result of mislabeling, where the product claimed to contain drinkable ethanol.
2001

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first Lord of the Rings film was released in theaters.

The movie made $47 million dollars during its opening weekend, and $871 million total worldwide.
1998

The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.

1971

Stanley Kubrick’s X-rated film “A Clockwork Orange” premiered, which was based on the book by Anthony Burgess.

1941

The US Office of Censorship was created to control info relating to World War II.

1903

The Williamsburg suspension bridge opened.

Connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Williamsburg Bridge held the record for the longest suspension bridge span for its first 21 years.
1891

The first Negro Catholic priest, Charles Uncles, was ordained in the US.

1843

A Christmas Carol by English author Charles Dickens was published.

OTD in 1843: A Christmas Carol by English author Charles Dickens was published.
This popular novella sold out by Christmas Eve, selling 6,000 copies. Since then, "A Christmas Carol" has never gone out of print.
1783

William Pitt the Younger became the youngest British Prime Minister ever at age 24.

Did you know that on this day, December 19th 1843, A Christmas Carol by English author Charles Dickens was published?