May 19, 2024 is the 140th day of the year 2024 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 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.
May 19 Historical Event(s)
French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona’s two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
Parks Canada, the world’s first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
World 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.
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.
The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
Who were born on May 19?
Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007)
Yuri Kochiyama, American civil rights activist
Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
James Fox, English actor
André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
Phil Rudd, Australian drummer (AC/DC)
Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
Georges St. Pierre, Canadian mixed martial artist
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