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 - Ripley First Cartoon
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

1918: Robert Ripley begins his "Believe It or Not" cartoon feature, originally called "Champs and Chumps" and dealing with only sports feats, in "The New York Globe."

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