2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 19, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for December 19 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
1875 - Carter G. Woodson, American historian and author who founded Black History Month (d. 1950)
1899 - Martin Luther King Sr., American pastor, missionary and activist (d. 1984)
1914 - Mel Shaw, American animator and screenwriter (Bambi, The Fox and the Hound, Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King) (d. 2012)
1967 - Criss Angel, American magician and musician
1848 - Emily Bronte, English novelist and poet (Wuthering Heights) (b. 1818)
2021 - Sally Ann Howes, English-American singer and actress who played Truly in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1813 - Businessman Cornelius Vanderbilt marries his cousin Sophia Johnson
1975 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin marries Beverly Zile
1995 - Queen Elizabeth asks Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales to divorce
Quote of the Day
November 19th is Look For an Evergreen Day - a great day to find a Christmas Tree if you haven't already!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1154 - Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey
1606 - The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery leave England with settlers who founded Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States
1776 - Thomas Paine publishes an article titled The American Crisis in The Pennsylvania Journal
1777 - George Washington's Continental Army settles into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
1907 - In the Darr Mine Disaster in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania 239 coal mines die
1912 - After he was imprisoned in Sing Sing prison for 3 1/2 years, U.S. President William Howard Taft pardons William Van Schaick, Captain of the steamship General Slocum that caught fire and killed over 1,000 people
1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England
1932 - The BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
1972 - Apollo 17, the last crewed lunar flight with Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt returns to Earth
1974 - President Gerald Ford appoints Nelson Rockefeller as the Vice President of the United States after the resignation of Richard Nixon
1998 - U.S. President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives
2016 - A vehicular attack in Berlin, Germany kills 12 and injures 56 people at a Christmas market. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack
This Day in Music
1955 - Blue Suede Shoes is recorded by Carl Perkins two days after he writes the song (video below)
1978 - A Christmas Portrait by The Carpenters airs on ABC
1980 - 9-5, starring Dolly Parton who sang the theme song opens in theaters
1997 - Titanic opens in theaters with a soundtrack featuring Celine Dion's hit My Heart Will Go On (See our February 14th page for the video)
2003 - You Belong to Me and Murder He Says are sung by Tori Amos in the movie Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts
This Day in Sports
1891 - The Canadian Rugby Union forms
1984 - Wayne Gretzky at age 23, is the 18th and youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
1989 - Larry Bird of the Celtics begins his NBA free throw streak of 71 games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. One who makes dire predictions about the future; one fond of predicting disaster.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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