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 This day in History - December 19
369 Historic Events for December 19
1948

Phila Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game

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1949

Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland

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1949

WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1949

Lenny White, rocker

Birth
1949

Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)

Birth
1950

Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

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1950

Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

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1951

Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51

Death
1951

Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)

Birth
1951

Nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe

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1952

Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket and soccer intl for England), dies

Death
1952

Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"

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1953

Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies

Death
1953

Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

Death
1953

Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)

Birth
1953

KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1955

Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)

Birth
1955

Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"

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1956

Alice Barrett, NYC, actress (Frankie Frame-Another World)

Birth
1957

John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56

Death
1957

Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)

Birth
1957

Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

Birth
1957

"Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances

Event
1957

Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)

Birth
1958

Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)

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