May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2020 was the 140th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
- 1845Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
- 1848Mexican-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.
- 1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
- 1943World 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.
- 1950A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
- 1959The 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.
- 2007President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
- 2010The 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?
- 1921Yuri Kochiyama, American civil rights activist
- 1922Joe Gilmore, Irish barkeep
- 1926Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
- 1947David Helfgott, Australian pianist
- 1966Jodi Picoult, American writer
- 1971Ross Katz, American film producer
- 1975London Fletcher, American football player
- 1985Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
- 1986Eric Lloyd, American actor
- 1988Lily Cole, English model and actress
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