On this day: December 19

POSTED: 3:58 PM PST December 18, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST December 18, 2013 
first edition of A Christmas Carol, 1843

"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.