Monday, December 19, 2016

History for December 19

History for December 19 -
William Parry 1790, Leonid Brezhnev (Russia) 1906, Edith Piaf 1915
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David Susskind 1920, Cicely Tyson 1933, Al Kaline 1934

1732 - Benjamin Franklin began publishing "Poor Richard's Almanac."

1843 - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England.

1957 - Meredith Wilson’s "The Music Man" opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. It ran for 1,375 shows.

1972 - Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, ending the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.
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1973 - Johnny Carson started a fake toilet-paper scare on the "Tonight Show."

1989 - U.S. troops invaded Panama to overthrow the regime of General Noriega.

1996 - The school board of Oakland, CA, voted to recognize Black English, also known as "ebonics." The board later reversed its stance.

1998 - U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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