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 This day in History - December 19
369 Historic Events for December 19
1984

Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

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1984

UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

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1984

Scotty Bowman becomes NHL's all time winningest coach

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1984

Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

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1984

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

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1985

"Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 perfs

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1985

Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart

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1985

STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem

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1986

Jack Morris agrees to salary arbitration with former team Tigers and accuses owners of collusion against free agency

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1986

Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service and fined $500

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1986

USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

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1987

Bruins' Linseman and Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart

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1987

Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ

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1988

NASA unviels plans for lunar colony and manned missions to Mars

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1988

Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation

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1988

Unexploded WW II bomb found in Frankfurt, Germany-5,000 evacuated

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1989

Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87

Death
1989

Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

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1989

American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

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1990

Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71

Death
1991

Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81

Death
1991

Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70

Death
1991

NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession

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1991

Boris Yeltsin takes control of Kremlin

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1991

6,000th episode of One Life To Live

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