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Other Notable Events for December 19

On this date in history:

In 1777, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army began a winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pa.

In 1958, the U.S. satellite Atlas transmitted the first radio voice broadcast from space, a 58-...

Notable Birthdays for December 19

Those born on this date include:

- Women's suffrage leader Mary Livermore in 1820
- novelist Eleanor Porter (Pollyanna) in 1868
- baseball Hall of Fame member Ford Frick in 1894
- British actor Ralph Richardson in 1902<...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014 with 12 to go.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.