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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.




  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1860

    Abraham Lincoln

    Republican National Convention in Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1860

    On May 18, at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Lincoln won the nomination on the third ballot, beating candidates such as Seward and Chase. A former Democrat, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, was nominated for vice president to balance the ticket. Lincoln's success depended on his campaign team, his reputation as a moderate on the slavery issue, and his strong support for internal improvements and the tariff.




  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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