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Wednesday May 19, 2021

May 19: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1649
    An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
  • 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.
  • 1802
    Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1845
    Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
  • 1848
    Mexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
  • 1919
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
  • 1971
    Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1890
    Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)
  • 1922
    Joe Gilmore, Irish barkeep
  • 1926
    Peter Zadek, German theatre director (d. 2009)
  • 1939
    Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1951
    Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1954
    Rick Cerone, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Polly Walker, English actress
  • 1975
    London Fletcher, American football player
  • 1976
    Ed Cota, American basketball player

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