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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 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.
- 1828U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
- 1911Parks Canada, the world’s first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
- 1919Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
- 1943World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.
- 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).
- 1962A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
Who were born on May 19?
- 1871Walter Russell, American polymath (d. 1963)
- 1928Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach
- 1961Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
- 1964Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor
- 1964Sean Whalen, American actor
- 1965Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean television presenter and 1987 Miss Universe
- 1967Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
- 1972Claudia Karvan, Australian actress
- 1983Jessica Fox, English actress
- 1984Carla Lynch, British comedienne and model
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