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It happened on a… December 19

2016

US electoral collage votes 304 to 227 to nominate Donald Trump for President over the objections of seven faithless electors.

1998

US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial.

1997

“Titanic” opened in American movie theaters.

1986

“Platoon” directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1987)

1977

Ottawa ends commercial relations with South Africa, to protest Apartheid racial policies.

1971

Stanley Kubrick’s X-rated film “A Clockwork Orange” starring Malcolm McDowell premieres.

1950

Chinese invasion of Tibet forces the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee.

1946

Start of the First Indochina War.

1917

The first games of the new National Hockey League (NHL) were played. Five teams made up the league: Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, the Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Wanderers.

1843

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was first published in England.

1686

Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe).

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