Bah humbug. These famous lines are recited every year around Christmas time, and were made famous in 1843 when Charles Dickens published his famous story; A Christmas Carol. This happened on December 19th, along with many other events. The famous, but terrible, winter at Valley Forge, where George Washington and his men of the Continental Army suffered greatly, was during 1777; and they entered Valley Forge on December 19th of that year. This day also marks the return of the last lunar mission, the Apollo 17, in 1972. Perhaps the most well known event that occurred recently on this day was in 1998 when President Clinton was impeached for lying to a grand jury about his affair with Monica Lewinski. All of this, along with more, is explained in the This Day in History Video: December 19th.
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