What Happened on December 19

Historical Events

  • 1932 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet forces the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee
  • 1958 1st radio broadcast from space, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message "to all mankind, America's wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere"
  • 1984 Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997
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Dec 19 in Sport

  • 2010 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson

Did You Know?

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold

On December 19, 1843

Would You Believe?

Theresa Vaughn, 24, confesses in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries

On December 19, 1922

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