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Tuesday May 19, 2020

May 19: Day of the Week

May 19, 2020 is the 140th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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).
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
  • 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.
  • 1828
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
  • 1897
    Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
  • 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”.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 1997
    The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.

Who were born on May 19?

  • 1898
    Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and esotericist (d. 1974)
  • 1908
    Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1939
    James Fox, English actor
  • 1946
    Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children’s rights
  • 1954
    Rick Cerone, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean television presenter and 1987 Miss Universe
  • 1966
    Polly Walker, English actress
  • 1980
    Tony Hackworth, English footballer
  • 1985
    Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
  • 1992
    Michele Camporese, Italian footballer

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