DECEMBER 19 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1843 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens‘ went on sale on the 19th December 1843.

1899 – Martin Luther King, Sr. the American pastor, missionary, and activist was born on the 19th December 1899 (died 1984).

1915 – Édith Piaf the French singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 19th December 1915 (died 1963).

1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was sold on the 19th December 1924, in London, England, United Kingdom.

1932 – BBC World Service began broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service on the 19th December 1932.

1941 – Maurice White the American singer-songwriter from Earth, Wind & Fire was born on the 19th December 1941.

1958 – Limahl the English singer and keyboard player from Kajagoogoo was born on the 19th December 1958.

1959Lisa Wilkinson the Australian journalist and television presenter was born in Sydney on the 19th December 1959. Lisa Wilkinson began in magazine editing, and is now known as a co-host of the Nine Network‘s breakfast television program Today.

1963 – Jennifer Beals the American actress was born on the 19th December 1963.

1967 – Harold Holt the Prime Minister of Australia was officially presumed dead on the 19th December 1967.

1967 – Criss Angel the American magician was born on the 19th December 1967.

1969 – Richard Hammond the English journalist and television host was born on the 19th December 1969.

1970 – Tyson Beckford the American model and actor was born on the 19th December 1970.

1972 – Alyssa Milano the American actress and singer was born on the 19th December 1972.

1985 – Lady Sovereign the English rapper was born on the 19th December 1985.

1998 – During the Lewinsky scandal, the United States House of Representatives forwarded articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate on the 19th December 1998.

2001 – A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) was recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia on the 19th December 2001.

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