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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)

  • 1499
    Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
  • 1643
    Thirty Years’ War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.
  • 1749
    King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • 1802
    Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
  • 1922
    The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
  • 1986
    The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 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?

  • 1700
    José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • 1870
    Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • 1879
    Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born British politician (d. 1964)
  • 1881
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (d. 1938)
  • 1910
    Alan Melville, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1948, (d. 1983)
  • 1914
    Go Seigen, Japanese Go player
  • 1931
    Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1932
    Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1934
    Jim Lehrer, American television journalist
  • 1991
    Jordan Pruitt, American singer

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