May 19: Day of the Week
May 19, 2019 is the 139th day of the year 2019 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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1749King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
- 1848Mexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.
- 1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
- 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.
- 1922The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
- 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.
- 1959The 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.
- 1971Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
- 2010The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
Who were born on May 19?
- 1879Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born British politician (d. 1964)
- 1921Daniel Gélin, French actor (d. 2002)
- 1944Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
- 1946André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)
- 1946Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children’s rights
- 1947Paul Brady, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter
- 1964Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor
- 1964Miloslav Mečíř, Slovakian tennis player
- 1967Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
- 1975Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
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