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 This day in History - December 19
369 Historic Events for December 19
1974

Ricky Ponting, cricketer (prodigious Tasmania batsman, Australia 1995)

Birth
1974

"Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US

Event
1974

Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP

Event
1975

Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones

Event
1975

Casual, [Jon Owens], rapper

Birth
1975

Kristin Folkl, St Louis MO, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Oly-96)

Birth
1975

John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice

Event
1976

John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi

Event
1976

Pres Brezhnev receives his 5th Lenin order

Event
1976

Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ

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1976

Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt

Event
1977

Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101

Death
1977

Maria Joana Parizotto, Miss Universe-Brazil (1996)

Birth
1977

Dutch govt of Van Agt/Wiegel forms

Event
1978

France performs nuclear test

Event
1978

Indira Gandhi ambushed in India

Event
1978

Lauren Petty, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1980

Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts

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1980

Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages

Event
1980

Mutaual Broadcasting cancels Sears Radio Theater

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1981

Stevie Ficker, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1997)

Birth
1982

Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71

Death
1982

Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95

Death
1984

Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54

Death
1984

China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

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