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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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).
  • 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.
  • 1848
    Mexican-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.
  • 1921
    The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
  • 1961
    Venera 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).
  • 1962
    A 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”.
  • 1971
    Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 2007
    President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1773
    Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1870
    Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • 1908
    Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1926
    Peter Zadek, German theatre director (d. 2009)
  • 1939
    Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1947
    Paul Brady, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter
  • 1963
    Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • 1970
    Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
  • 1973
    Dario Franchitti, Scottish race car driver
  • 1984
    Marcedes Lewis, American football player

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