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Day in History, Daily Briefing, Dec. 19, 2011

See what happened on this day in history and what's happening today locally.

It's Monday, December 19, the 353rd day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines

Today's Weather

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Light wind becoming southwest between 11 and 14 mph. 

Monday Night: A chance of sprinkles and flurries before midnight, then a chance of flurries between midnight and 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind between 6 and 8 mph. 

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1606: The Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery depart England carrying the settlers that would found Jamestown, VA, the first of the 13 colonies that became the U.S.

1776: Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.

1843: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol goes on sale.

1998: The U.S. House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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