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Notable Historical Events for December 19th

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

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

1980"Raging Bull", starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released

1991Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin

1998Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

1835HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

1984Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

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

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

1941Hitler takes complete command of German Army

December 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 19th

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

1924Doug Harvey, Montreal Quebec, Canadian ice hockey player

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

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

December 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 19th

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

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

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

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

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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