On this day: December 19

POSTED: 03:58 PM PST Dec 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 18, 2014 

"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 - Warren Sapp
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1972: Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who played 13 years in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders, is born in Orlando, Florida. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection won a championship with Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII. His 96.5 career sacks are the second-highest career sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman.

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