Monday 19 December 2011
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna.
The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011
while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinne was one of the best selling books.
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- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 19 December
- Fighting continues in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a fourth successive day. (Al-Jazeera)
- Syria agrees to an Arab League plan to allow monitors into the country amid the uprising. (Bloomberg)
- Saab Automobile officially files for bankruptcy. (AFP via News Limited)
- Samsung Electronics announces it has filed new claims of patent infringement against Apple in Germany, raising the stakes in an ongoing worldwide patent war. (Reuters)
- Brandon McInerney is sentenced to 21 years in jail in the US state of California for the E.O. Green School shooting of gay classmate Larry King. (AP via Fox News)
- Death of Kim Jong-il
- The death of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il on December 17 is announced by Korean Central Television. (Al Jazeera)
- Military forces of neighboring South Korea are placed on high alert following the death of Kim Jong-il, fearing possible retaliation from North Korea. (CNN)
- Kim Jong-un is proclaimed the expected successor to his father. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- A short-range missile test is conducted off North Korea's east coast. (Channel News Asia)
- Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi calls on the army to stop following orders from President Joseph Kabila. (BBC)
- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returns to Pakistan after undergoing treatment in Dubai. (''Times of India'')
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