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 This day in History - December 19
369 Historic Events for December 19
1910

Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)

Birth
1913

Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for hw boxing title

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1913

William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

Birth
1914

Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87

Death
1915

Alvis Alzheimer, German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51

Death
1915

Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow)

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1916

Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)

Birth
1916

Hal Hastings, NYC, orch leader (Chevrolet on Broadway)

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1916

Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)

Birth
1916

Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo

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1917

1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto)

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1917

Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game

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1917

Graham Sharp, ice skater

Birth
1918

Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)

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1919

American Meteorological Society found

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1920

Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]

Birth
1920

David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)

Birth
1920

1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)

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1921

Ludvik Podest, composer

Birth
1922

Walter H”llerer, writer

Birth
1922

Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times

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1923

Luigi Innocenti, designer

Birth
1924

Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings

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1924

Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)

Birth
1924

Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

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