Sunday May 19, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2024 is the 140th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.

May 19 Historical Event(s)

1535
French 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).
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.
1749
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
1802
Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
1897
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
1911
Parks Canada, the world’s first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
1943
World 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.
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.
1986
The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
2007
President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Who were born on May 19?

1906
Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007)
1921
Yuri Kochiyama, American civil rights activist
1931
Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
1932
Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
1937
Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
1939
James Fox, English actor
1946
André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
1954
Phil Rudd, Australian drummer (AC/DC)
1967
Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
1981
Georges St. Pierre, Canadian mixed martial artist

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