May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2022 was the 139th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1499Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
- 1535French 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).
- 1568Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- 1802Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
- 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.
- 1919Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
- 1950A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
- 1961Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
- 1991Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
Who were born on May 19?
- 1795Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873)
- 1879Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born British politician (d. 1964)
- 1906Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007)
- 1937Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1947David Helfgott, Australian pianist
- 1953Shavarsh Karapetyan, Armenian finswimmer
- 1955James Gosling, Canadian computer programmer
- 1975Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
- 1979Barbara Nedeljáková, Slovak actress
- 1983Jessica Fox, English actress
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