On this day: December 19

POSTED: 03:58 PM PST Dec 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 18, 2013 

"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 - Edith Piaf
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1915: Singer and actress Édith Piaf, who would become widely regarded as France's national popular singer, is born Édith Giovanna Gassion in Belleville, Paris, France. Among her best-known songs are "La Vie en rose," "Non, je ne regrette rien," "Hymne à l'amour," "Milord" and "La Foule." She died of liver cancer at age 47 on Oct. 10, 1963.

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