May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2023 is the 139th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1536Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
- 1568Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- 1749King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
- 1828U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
- 1921The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
- 1922The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
- 1950A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
- 1991Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
- 1997The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
Who were born on May 19?
- 1874Gilbert Laird Jessop, English cricketer (d. 1955)
- 1929John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)
- 1939Francis Richard ‘Dick’Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1951Joey Ramone, American vocalist and songwriter (The Ramones) (d. 2001)
- 1963Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
- 1977Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer and actress
- 1978Marcus Bent, English footballer
- 1981Michael Leighton, Canadian hockey player
- 1984Marcedes Lewis, American football player
- 1988Lily Cole, English model and actress
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