A to Z This Day in World History | December 19th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 19th:

1732: Benjamin Franklin first published “Poor Richard’s Almanack” under the pseudonym Richard Saunders.

1777: George Washington’s Continental Army went into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the American Revolutionary War.

1843: Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” was first published in London.

1907: The first all-steel passenger car was manufactured by the Lackawanna Railroad.

1974: Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa.

1998: President Bill Clinton was impeached by the United States House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice.

2001: The movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” was released in theaters.

2011: The United States formally declared an end to the Iraq War, with the last American troops leaving the country.

These are just a few examples of historical events that happened on December 19th.

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