May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2021 was the 139th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1499Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
- 1780New 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.
- 1828U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
- 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).
- 1971Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
- 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?
- 1795Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873)
- 1932Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
- 1932Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
- 1942Gary Kildall, American computer programmer (d. 1994)
- 1942Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
- 1946André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
- 1966Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1966Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
- 1975London Fletcher, American football player
- 1979Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
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