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 - Reggie White
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1961: Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end and defensive tackle Reggie White, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 13-time Pro Bowl selection who won a Super Bowl title with the Green Bay Packers in 1997, is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. White, who also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers, died of a cardiac arrhythmia at age 42 on Dec. 26, 2004. Pictured is a poster signed by family and friends at White's memorial service.

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