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Wednesday May 19, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1649
    An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
  • 1802
    Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
  • 1845
    Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
  • 1922
    The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
  • 1934
    Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
  • 1959
    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.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 2007
    President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1880
    Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (d. 1964)
  • 1891
    Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
  • 1926
    Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1949
    Archie Manning, American football player
  • 1966
    Polly Walker, English actress
  • 1966
    Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
  • 1977
    Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
  • 1986
    Eric Lloyd, American actor
  • 1986
    Mario Chalmers, American basketball player

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