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What Happened On This Day In History?


Sunday, May 19th 2019

Today is the 139th day of 2019.  There are 226 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1536
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.
1588
The Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was soundly defeated by the English fleet the following August.
1643
Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.
1906
The Federated Boys' Clubs, forerunner of the Boys' Clubs of America, were organized.
1921
Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.
1943
In an address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country's full support in the war against Japan.
1964
The State Department disclosed that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967
The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
1992
Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom ''Murphy Brown'' for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.
1992
In Massapequa, N.Y., Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by her husband Joey's teen-age lover, Amy Fisher.
1992
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.

Notable Deaths

1935
T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia", died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1994
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.
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