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Notable Historical Events for December 19th

1835HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

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

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

1984China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

1946War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1986USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

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

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

1941Hitler takes complete command of German Army

1931Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG

December 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 19th

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

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)

December 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 19th

1975Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

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

1912Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

December 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 19th

1848Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

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

December 19th Deaths
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