May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2021 is the 139th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1643Thirty Years’ War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.
- 1649An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
- 1802Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
- 1845Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1991Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
- 2007President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
Who were born on May 19?
- 1880Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (d. 1964)
- 1891Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
- 1926Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
- 1949Archie Manning, American football player
- 1966Polly Walker, English actress
- 1966Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
- 1977Brandon Inge, American baseball player
- 1985Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
- 1986Eric Lloyd, American actor
- 1986Mario Chalmers, American basketball player
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