On This Day: December 19th
This is 354th day of the year and 12 days remain in the year.
Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac.
Thomas Paine published his first American Crisis essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls."
Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol."
Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.
President Bill Clinton impeached on two counts by the House of Representatives.
December 19 BirthdaysRichard Leakey 1944–, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and government official.
Sir Ralph Richardsonactor
Edith Piafcabaret singer
Doug Harveyhockey player
Leonid Brezhnevpolitical leader
Ford Fricksportswriter and radio announcer
Alberto Tombaalpine skier