On This Day in History for December 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1986 OPEC reaches an accord that would cut production by 7 percent for the first six months of 1987 and would raise prices immediately toward a target world oil price of $18 per barrel
  • 1987 Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ
  • 1988 NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars
  • 1988 Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated
  • 1989 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
  • 1991 6,000th episode of One Life To Live

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Boris Yeltsin takes control of the Kremlin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1994 Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2000 The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
  • 2001 A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
  • 2001 Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots - Riots erupt in Buenos Aires after Domingo Cavallo's corralito measures restrict the withdrawal of cash from bank deposits.
  • 2007 The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. Establish the Republic of Lakotah, as a separate country.
  • 2012 UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
  • 2012 Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
  • 2013 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre
  • 2014 The Guardian newspaper calls 2014 'The year the people stood up'

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