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On this day: December 19

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:58:49 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 19 2013 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 - Kevin McHale
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1957: Hall of Fame basketball player Kevin McHale, who won three NBA championships in a career with the Boston Celtics that ran from 1980 to 1993, is born in Hibbing, Minn.

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