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What Happened on December 19, 1776

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Thomas Paine publishes his 1st "American Crisis" essay beginning "These are the times that try men's souls" (date disputed)

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Thomas Paine

1776 Highlights

About December 19, 1776

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius