Today is Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
1783 C.J. Brianchon --1864
1790 Sir William Parry, British Arctic explorer
1849 Henry Clay Frick, industrialist; worked for Carnegie.
1852 Albert Michelson, took the measure of light, (Nobel 1907).
1902 Ralph Richardson
1920 David Susskind
1933 Cicely Tyson
1934 Al Kaline
1944 Tim Reid
1946 Robert Urich
1960 Daryl Hannah
1963 Jennifer Beals
1972 Alyssa Milano
1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)
1732 Benjamin Frankin begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"
1777 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge for the winter.
1842 US recognizes the independence of Hawaii
1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii.
1932 the BBC begins transmitting overseas.
1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks the French.
1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile
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