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May 19th, 1991 (May 19 1991)EventCroatian s vote for independence at their independence referendum.
May 19th, 1971 (May 19 1971)EventMars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
May 19th, 1962 (May 19 1962)EventA birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe s infamous rendition of Happy Birthday.Marilyn Monroe Quotes
May 19th, 1961 (May 19 1961)EventVenera 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).
May 19th, 1943 (May 19 1943)EventWorld War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the cross-English Channel landing (D-Day would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather).Winston Churchill Quotes
May 19th, 1922 (May 19 1922)EventThe Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
May 19th, 1921 (May 19 1921)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
May 19th, 1919 (May 19 1919)EventMustafa Kemal Ataturk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus.Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Quotes
May 19th, 1897 (May 19 1897)EventOscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.Oscar Wilde Quotes
May 19th, 1864 (May 19 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
May 19th, 1848 (May 19 1848)EventMexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of five other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD.
May 19th, 1828 (May 19 1828)EventU.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.John Quincy Adams Quotes
May 19th, 1802 (May 19 1802)EventThe Legion d Honneur is founded by Napoleon Bonaparte.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
May 19th, 1780 (May 19 1780)EventNew 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.
May 19th, 1749 (May 19 1749)EventKing George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River. George II of Great Britain Quotes
May 19th, 1649 (May 19 1649)EventAn Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
May 19th, 1643 (May 19 1643)EventThirty 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.
May 19th, 1568 (May 19 1568)EventQueen Elizabeth I of England has Mary Queen of Scots arrested. Elizabeth I of England Quotes
May 19th, 1536 (May 19 1536)EventAnne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.Anne Boleyn Quotes
May 19th, 1535 (May 19 1535)EventFrench 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 kidnapped during his first voyage).

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