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  • U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 1782

    George Washington

    Letter to General Moses Hazen

    U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 1782

    After the surrender at Yorktown a situation developed that threatened relations between the new American nation and Britain. Following a series of retributive executions between Patriots and Loyalists, Washington, on May 18, 1782, wrote in a letter to General Moses Hazen that a British Captain would be executed for the execution of Joshua Huddy a popular patriot leader among volunteers, who was hung at the direction of Loyalist Captain Lippincott. Washington wanted Lippincott himself to be executed but was declined.




  • Kim Liên, Nam Đàn District, Nghe An, Vietnam
    Monday May 19, 1890

    Ho Chi Minh

    Born

    Kim Liên, Nam Đàn District, Nghe An, Vietnam
    Monday May 19, 1890

    Hồ Chí Minh was born as Nguyễn Sinh Cung in 1890 in the village of Hoàng Trù, his mother's village.




  • Indonesia
    Monday May 19, 1919

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Mount Kelud

    Indonesia
    Monday May 19, 1919

    On May 19, 1919, an eruption at Kelud killed an estimated 5,000 people, mostly through hot mudflows (also known as "lahars").




  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Tuesday May 19, 1925

    Malcolm X

    Birth

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Tuesday May 19, 1925

    Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday May 19, 1941

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Second Child

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday May 19, 1941

    The couple had a son, James P. Hoffa on May 19, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 1948

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon's first significant victory in Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 1948

    By May 1948, Nixon had co-sponsored a "Mundt-Nixon Bill" to implement "a new approach to the complicated problem of internal communist subversion... It provided for registration of all Communist Party members and required a statement of the source of all printed and broadcast material issued by organizations that were found to be Communist fronts." He served as floor manager for the Republican Party. On May 19, 1948, the bill passed the House by 319 to 58 but failed to pass the Senate.




  • Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1962

    Marilyn Monroe

    John F. Kennedy's early birthday celebration

    Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1962

    On May 19, she took a break to sing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" on stage at President John F. Kennedy's early birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York. She drew attention with her costume: a beige, skintight dress covered in rhinestones, which made her appear nude. Monroe's trip to New York caused even more irritation for Fox executives, who had wanted her to cancel it.


  • Beijing, China
    Friday May 19, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    The PSC Met With Military Leaders and Party Elders

    Beijing, China
    Friday May 19, 1989

    On 19 May, the PSC met with military leaders and party elders. Deng presided over the meeting and said that martial law was the only option. At the meeting Deng declared that he was 'mistaken' in choosing Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang as his successors, and resolved to remove Zhao from his position as general secretary. Deng also vowed to deal resolutely with Zhao's supporters and begin propaganda work.


  • Croatia
    Sunday May 19, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Croatian authorities held a referendum on independence

    Croatia
    Sunday May 19, 1991

    On 19 May 1991, the Croatian authorities held a referendum on independence with the option of remaining in Yugoslavia as a looser union. Serb local authorities issued calls for a boycott, which were largely followed by Croatian Serbs. The referendum passed with 94% in favor.


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    Apple Inc.

    First official eponymous retail stores

    U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    On May 19, 2001, Apple opened its first official eponymous retail stores in Virginia and California.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday May 19, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO announced China as free of SARS

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday May 19, 2004

    On May 19, As no new infections had been reported in a three-week period, WHO announced China as free of further cases of SARS.


  • Pakistan
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Blocked in Pakistan

    Pakistan
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    On May 19, 2010, Facebook's website was temporarily blocked in Pakistan until Facebook removed the contest from its website at the end of May. Sidiqque (Pakistani Deputy Attorney General) also asked its UN representative to raise the issue with the United Nations General Assembly.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    Kobe Bryant

    Setting a new playoff career-high

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 19, 2010

    On the Western Conference Finals, where they faced the Phoenix Suns. In Game 2, Bryant finished the game with 13 assists, setting a new playoff career-high; it was the most assists by a Laker in the playoffs since Magic Johnson had 13 in 1996.


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2012

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2012

    On May 19, 2012, Zuckerberg and Chan married in an event that also celebrated her graduation from medical school.


  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2012

    Ruby Bridges

    Bridges received an Honorary Degree

    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2012

    On May 19, 2012, Bridges received an Honorary Degree from Tulane University at the annual graduation ceremony at the Superdome.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Tuesday May 19, 2015

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Abel Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Tuesday May 19, 2015

    A few days before his death, Nash, along with Louis Nirenberg, was awarded the 2015 Abel Prize by King Harald V of Norway at a ceremony in Oslo On May 19, 2015.


  • Japan
    Thursday May 19, 2016

    Hachikō

    The Reunion

    Japan
    Thursday May 19, 2016

    On 19 May 2016 during the ceremony at the Aoyama Cemetery with both Ueno and Sakano families in present, some of the ashes of Yaeko Sakano were buried with Ueno and Hachikō, her name and the date of her death was inscribed on the side of his tombstone, thus fulfilling the reunion of Hachikō's family.


  • St George's Chapel, The Cloisters, Windsor, England
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    Prince Harry

    Marriage

    St George's Chapel, The Cloisters, Windsor, England
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    Harry and Meghan Markle married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 19 May 2018.


  • Windsor, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    Royal wedding

    Windsor, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday May 19, 2018

    In preparation for the wedding, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, baptized Markle and confirmed her into the Church of England on March 6, 2018. The private ceremony, performed with water from the River Jordan, took place in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. The marriage ceremony was held on May 19 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 2019

    Huawei

    The Department of Commerce granted Huawei a Temporary Three-month license

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 2019

    On 19 May 2019, the Department of Commerce granted Huawei a temporary, three-month license to continue doing business with U.S. companies for the purposes of maintaining its existing smartphone and telecom products without interruption, whilst long-term solutions are determined.


  • Sweden
    Tuesday May 19, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Highest per Capita Deaths in Europe

    Sweden
    Tuesday May 19, 2020

    On 19 May, it was reported that the country had in the week of 12–19 May the highest per capita deaths in Europe, 6.25 deaths per million per day.


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