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Sunday May 19, 2019

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2019 was the 139th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1749
    King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
  • 1943
    World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.
  • 1959
    The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.
  • 1961
    Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
  • 1971
    Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1997
    The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
  • 2010
    The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1773
    Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1908
    Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1910
    Alan Melville, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1948, (d. 1983)
  • 1914
    Max Perutz, Austrian-born British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1931
    Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1955
    James Gosling, Canadian computer programmer
  • 1959
    Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994)
  • 1963
    Yazz, English singer
  • 1981
    Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer
  • 1984
    Marcedes Lewis, American football player

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