These days is Saturday, Dec. 19, the 354th working day of 2020. There are 12 days remaining in the calendar year.

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On Dec. 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled Home for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was subsequently acquitted by the Senate).

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In 1777, during the American Groundbreaking War, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 adult men to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to camp for the winter season.

In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was initially published in England.

In 1915, famous French chanteuse Edith Piaf was born in Paris. German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, who learned the pathological affliction of dementia, died in Breslau (now Wroclaw), Poland, at age 51.

In 1946, war broke out in Indochina as troops under Ho Chi Minh released popular attacks in opposition to the French.

In 1960, hearth broke out on the hangar deck of the approximately accomplished plane provider USS Constellation at the New York Naval Shipyard 50 civilian staff have been killed.

In 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo software of manned lunar landings.

In 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Main Justice Warren Burger with President Gerald R. Ford looking on.

In 1975, John Paul Stevens was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

In 2001, the fires that experienced burned beneath the ruins of the World Trade Heart in New York Metropolis for the previous 3 months had been declared extinguished apart from for a several scattered warm places.