December 19

This Day in History

1997

Masaru Ibuka, Co-Founder of Sony, Dies

"On this day in 1997, Masaru Ibuka, the innovative co-founder and leading engineer of Sony Corporation, died of heart failure in Tokyo. Ibuka and Sony did much to boost the post-World War II Japanese … (more...)

1983

The FIFA World Cup Is Stolen

"On this day in 1983, the Jules Rimet Trophy, awarded every four years to the FIFA World Cup winner, was stolen in a simple, but daring, theft. It was never recovered. Originally called … (more...)

1946

Ho Chi Minh Fights French

On this day, 30,000 Viet Minh soldiers under Ho Chi Minh attack French positions in Hanoi, Vietnam, and three decades of war in Indochina begins. Ho Chi Minh first traveled to France at the end of … (more...)