The ninteenth day of December.
- 1606: The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who, at Jamestown, Virginia, found the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
- 1843: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is first published in England.
- 401: Pope Anastasius I
- 1370: Pope Urban V (b. 1310)
- 1749: Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
- O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)