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On This Day: May 19th

This is 139th day of the year and 226 days remain in the year.

in history
1536
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
1588
The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
1643
The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.
1921
Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
1928
The first annual Calaveras County "Frog Jumping Jubilee" was held in Angel's Camp, California.
1935
British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962
Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.
1992
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1994
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.
May 19 BirthdaysMalcolm X1925–65, militant black leader in the United States.
Ho Chi MinhVietnamese President
Nancy Astorpolitician
Lorraine Hansberryplaywright
Johns Hopkinsfinancier and philanthropist
Nora Ephronscreenwriter, director
Pete Townshendmusician; composer



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