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 - Cicely Tyson
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1933: Actress Cicely Tyson, best known for her roles in movies such as "Sounder," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Hoodlum" and "The Help," and the TV movies "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "Roots," is born in New York City. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in "Sounder."

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