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Tuesday May 19, 2020

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2020 was the 140th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 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).
  • 1568
    Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1928
    Colin Chapman, British car designer (d. 1982)
  • 1928
    Gil McDougald, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress
  • 1951
    Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1963
    Yazz, English singer
  • 1975
    Jonas Renkse, Swedish musician
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Kim Zolciak, American reality show star and singer
  • 1982
    Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • 1988
    Lily Cole, English model and actress

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