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Wednesday May 19, 2021

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2021 was the 139th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

May 2021
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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)

  • 1499
    Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
  • 1780
    New England’s Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1919
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
  • 1950
    A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 2007
    President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1795
    Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873)
  • 1932
    Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1932
    Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1942
    Gary Kildall, American computer programmer (d. 1994)
  • 1942
    Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • 1946
    André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1966
    Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
  • 1975
    London Fletcher, American football player
  • 1979
    Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer

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