This day in history - December 19

This day in history - December 19.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 19, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 19 surrounded events relating to the Coronation of King Henry II, Publishing of 'The American Crisis', Darr Mine Disaster, Pardoning of Captain William Van Schaick, Launch of the BBC World Service, Appointment of Hitler as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, Theft of the FIFA World Cup Trophy, Federal Recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans and Impeachment of Bill Clinton. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Henry II, Thomas Paine, H. S. Campbell, William Van Schaick, John Reith, Adolph Hitler, Walther von Brauchitsch, Henry Morton, Trevelyan Richards, Jules Rimet, Bill Clinton and Bill Clinton, Paula Jones.

Coronation of King Henry II - December 19, 1154: On this day in history, December 19, 1154, important events took place today in London, England, surrounding the Coronation of King Henry II. The Coronation of Henry II of England took place at Westminster Abbey on December 19, 1154, after Henry inherited the throne from Stephen, who died on October 25. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1154 were Henry II. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Coronation of King Henry II *** Date: December 19, 1154 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 12th Century *** This day in history ***

Publishing of 'The American Crisis' - December 19, 1776: On this day in history, December 19, 1776, crucial events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, relating to the Publishing of 'The American Crisis'. The American Crisis Number 1, a pamphlet by Thomas Paine was published on December 19, 1776, in the Pennsylvania Journal. This document was read to Washington's dispirited soldiers to bolster them. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1776 were Thomas Paine. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Publishing of 'The American Crisis' *** Date: December 19, 1776 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Darr Mine Disaster - December 19, 1907: On this day in history, December 19, 1907, important events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, surrounding the Darr Mine Disaster. An explosion rocked the Darr Mine at Van Meter, Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania on December 19, 1907. 239 men and boys were killed by the explosion, including mine foreman H. S. Campbell, which is believed to have been caused by open lamps being used in an area cordoned off by the fire boss. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1907 were H. S. Campbell. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Darr Mine Disaster *** Date: December 19, 1907 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Pardoning of Captain William Van Schaick - December 19, 1912: On this day in history, December 19, 1912, significant events took place today in New York, USA, respecting the Pardoning of Captain William Van Schaick. William Van Schaik, Captain of the passenger steamboat PS General Slocum, was jailed for criminal negligence after more than 1,000 people died when she caught fire. Van Schaik was pardoned by President William Howard Taft on December 19, 1912. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1912 were William Van Schaick. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Pardoning of Captain William Van Schaick *** Date: December 19, 1912 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launch of the BBC World Service - December 19, 1932: On this day in history, December 19, 1932, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Launch of the BBC World Service. The BBC World Service was launched on December 19, 1932, as the BBC Empire Service. The service was broadcast from Broadcasting House in London, under Director General Sir John Reith. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1932 were John Reith. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Launch of the BBC World Service *** Date: December 19, 1932 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Appointment of Hitler as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres - December 19, 1941: On this day in history, December 19, 1941, crucial events took place today in Nazi Germany, relating to the Appointment of Hitler as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres. Adolph Hitler appointed himself as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) on December 19, 1941, when Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch was dismissed. Hitler was already head of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW). The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1941 were Adolph Hitler, Walther von Brauchitsch. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Appointment of Hitler as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres *** Date: December 19, 1941 *** Place: Nazi Germany *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - December 19, 1981: On this day in history, December 19, 1981, important events took place today in Cornwall, England, surrounding the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster. The Penlee lifeboat, with 8 volunteers led by Coxswain Trevelyan Richards, went to the aid of the stricken vessel Union Star, commanded by Captain Henry Morton, on December 19, 1981. After a brave rescue attempt, both vessels were lost and sixteen people were killed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1981 were Henry Morton, Trevelyan Richards. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Penlee Lifeboat Disaster *** Date: December 19, 1981 *** Place: Cornwall, England *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Theft of the FIFA World Cup Trophy - December 19, 1983: On this day in history, December 19, 1983, important events took place today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in respect of the Theft of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The Jules Rimet world cup trophy, named after a former FIFA President, was kept by Brazil after they won the trophy for the third time. While on display in a cabinet, at the Brazilian Football Confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, the trophy was stolen. The trophy has never been recovered. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1983 were Jules Rimet. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Theft of the FIFA World Cup Trophy *** Date: December 19, 1983 *** Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Federal Recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans - December 19, 1995: On this day in history, December 19, 1995, critical events took place today in Michigan, USA, regarding the Federal Recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans was recognized as a tribe by the Unites States Government on December 19, 1995, during the administration of President Bill Clinton. Their reservation is in Calhoun County, Michigan. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1995 were Bill Clinton. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Federal Recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans *** Date: December 19, 1995 *** Place: Michigan, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Impeachment of Bill Clinton - December 19, 1998: On this day in history, December 19, 1998, momentous events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, with regard to the Impeachment of Bill Clinton. On December 19, 1998, following the filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit by Paula Jones, the House of Representative Initiated the impeachment process against President Bill Clinton. Clinton was later acquitted of the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 19, 1998 were Bill Clinton, Paula Jones. Facts on this day in History December 19: Events on this day in history: Impeachment of Bill Clinton *** Date: December 19, 1998 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

December 19

Day In History December 19 - Coronation of King Henry II - Day In History December 19 - Publishing of 'The American Crisis' - Day In History December 19 - Darr Mine Disaster - Day In History December 19 - Pardoning of Captain William Van Schaick - Day In History December 19 - Launch of the BBC World Service - Day In History December 19 - Appointment of Hitler as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres - Day In History December 19 - Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - Day In History December 19 - Theft of the FIFA World Cup Trophy - Day In History December 19 - Federal Recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native Americans - Day In History December 19 - Impeachment of Bill Clinton - Day In History December 19 - This day in history

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