May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2019 is the 139th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1568Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- 1780New 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.
- 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.
- 1864American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
- 1922The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
- 1934Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
- 1962A 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”.
- 1986The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
- 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?
- 1924Sandy Wilson, British composer
- 1940Mickey Newbury, American musician (d. 2002)
- 1946André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
- 1956Steven Ford, American actor
- 1970Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
- 1979Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
- 1981Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
- 1984Carla Lynch, British comedienne and model
- 1985Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
- 1986Mario Chalmers, American basketball player
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