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December 19th marks a variety of celebrations, each of which brings its unique flavor to the festive atmosphere of the month. On this day, individuals from different walks of life may find a reason to celebrate.

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Interesting Facts of December 19th

  1. 1. The National Hockey League (NHL) opens its first season on December 19, 1917 with four Canadian teams. It's now the premier professional ice hockey league in the world.
  2. 2. The start of the First Indochina War as Vietnamese forces under Ho Chi Minh launch widespread attacks against the French on December 19, 1946.
  3. 3. Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, returned to Earth on December 19, 1972, bringing an end to the era of manned lunar exploration for the United States.
  4. 4. On December 19, 1984, the United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration, agreeing to transfer Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997.
  5. 5. The epic film "Titanic," directed by James Cameron, premiered in the United States on December 19, 1997, eventually becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
  6. 6. The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is assassinated at an art exhibition in Ankara by a Turkish off-duty police officer on December 19, 2016.