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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.
  • 1568
    Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 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.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1897
    Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
  • 1922
    The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
  • 1950
    A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
  • 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”.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1700
    José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • 1880
    Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (d. 1964)
  • 1922
    Joe Gilmore, Irish barkeep
  • 1926
    Peter Zadek, German theatre director (d. 2009)
  • 1926
    Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1928
    Colin Chapman, British car designer (d. 1982)
  • 1937
    Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong actress
  • 1959
    Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994)
  • 1961
    Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director

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