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 This day in History - December 19
369 Historic Events for December 19
1941

German submarine U-574 sinks

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1941

Hitler takes complete command of German Army

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1941

US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II

Event
1941

Maurice White, Memphis TN, rock vocalist (Earth, Wind and Fire-Spirit)

Birth
1941

L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle

Death
1942

Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer

Birth
1943

William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)

Birth
1943

Military coup in Bolivia

Event
1944

Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)

Birth
1944

Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)

Birth
1944

Maurice White, rocker

Birth
1944

Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After)

Birth
1944

Richard Leakey, anthropologist

Birth
1945

Elaine Joyce, Cleveland Ohio, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin)

Birth
1945

John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Birth
1945

Austrian Republic re-establishes

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1945

Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot," premieres in Paris

Event
1946

Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)

Birth
1946

Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)

Birth
1946

Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860," premieres in London

Event
1946

War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

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1947

Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)

Birth
1948

8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")

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1948

2nd political action of Java/Sumatra

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1948

Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game

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