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Saturday May 19, 2018

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2018 was the 139th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1568
    Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 1643
    Thirty 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.
  • 1749
    King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • 1780
    New 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.
  • 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.
  • 1845
    Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
  • 1919
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
  • 1986
    The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1773
    Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1797
    Maria Isabel of Portugal, Queen of Spain (d. 1818)
  • 1921
    Daniel Gélin, French actor (d. 2002)
  • 1932
    Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)
  • 1940
    Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1951
    Joey Ramone, American vocalist and songwriter (The Ramones) (d. 2001)
  • 1970
    Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • 1987
    David Edgar, Canadian footballer

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