On this day: December 19

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:58:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 19 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

OTD December 19 - Nelson Rockefeller
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1974: Former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller is sworn in as the 41st U.S. vice president, replacing Gerald R. Ford, who had become president in August after Richard M. Nixon's resignation.

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