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.
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 interesting facts about December 19th in history!
What Events 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 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 during its opening weekend and $871 million worldwide.
1998 The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.
1981 The crew of the Union Star lost their lives along with all eight lifeboat volunteers who tried to save them.
The Union Star's engines had failed off the coast of Cornwall, UK. The ship drifted towards dangerous rocks when the Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat Solomon Browne went to their aid. Unfortunately, while attempting to rescue the crew, both the lifeboat and the ship capsized, claiming all sixteen lives.
1972 The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, returned to Earth.
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.
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.
1606 The three ships carrying settlers who would later found Virginia, the first of the Thirteen Colonies, departed England.
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