May 19 in History – What happened on 19 May in Past

✅ Published on May 19th, 2021 in May in History

19 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 19, the day number in a year is 139 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 140. May 19 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 19 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
715The papacy of Gregory II began; his conflict with Byzantineemperor Leo III eventually led to the establishment of the popes'temporal power.
1499Thirteen-year-old Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII of England, was married by proxy to his brother, 12-year-old Arthur, Prince of Wales.
1542The Prome Kingdom, in present-day central Burma, was conqueredby the Taungoo Dynasty.
1571Miguel López de Jagazpi founded Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
1714The Queen of Great Britain refused to allow members of the House of Hanover to remain in Britain during her lifetime.
1743French physicist Jean-Pierre Christin published the design of amercury thermometer with the centigrade scale, with 0 representing thefreezing point of water and 100 its boiling point.
1769Pope Clement XIV was elected as the 249th Pope in place of Pope Clement XIII.
1776American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison west of Montreal surrendered to British troops in the Battle of The Cedars.
1780A combination of thick smoke, fog, and heavy cloud cover causeddarkness to fall on parts of Canada and the New England area of theUnited States by noon.
1802Napoleon Bonaparte established the army of Sir French Legion).
1817The Articles of Association of the Bank of Montreal inMontreal, Quebec, Canada's oldest chartered bank, were adopted.
1845Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expeditiondeparted from Greenhithe, England; the entire 129-man complement wouldbe lost.
1848The world's first department store opened.
1885The German Chancellor Bispark captured the African countries of Cameroon and Tongoland.
1900The then-largest rail tunnel in the world was open to passengers, connected by the Italy-Switzerland route.
1911Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, was established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
1926Benito Mussolini declared Italy as a hangman nation.
1930White women gained the right to vote in South Africa.
1939Winston Churchill signed British Russian anti-Nazi pact on May 19, 1939. Thus both the countries made an alliance against Germany as a part of World War II.
1943Berlin was declared as Judenrein on May 19, 1943 following the Holocaust, a genocide in which millions of Jews were killed by Nazi regime and its collaboration during World War II.
1962During a televised birthday celebration for U.S. President JohnF. Kennedy at New York City's Madison Square Garden, actress and modelMarilyn Monroe performed her infamous rendition of 'Happy Birthday toYou'.
1971Eastern Naval Command's submarine base INS Virbahu was commissioned on May 19, 1971 in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It was the first submarine station of India and Commander K.S. Subramanian was its first commanding officer.
1971Russia launched the MARS-2 program. Mars 2's lander became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, although the landing system failed and the lander was lost.
1976Commonwealth restriction on the freedom of Australian residents to own, buy and sell gold was removed on May 19, 1976. Eelier no one was authorized of the ownership and trading of the gold in Australia except Reserve Bank or a person authorized by the bank.
1976Australia gave legal recognition to gold ownership.
1986The Firearm Owners' Protection Act was passed by United States Congress government, effective from May 19, 1986. It has revised many provisions of the Gun Control Act, 1968 under United Stated Federal Law.
1991Despite a boycott by the local Serb population, voters in Croatia passed a referendum supporting independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1995Indian-american Balamurali Ambati became the world's youngest doctor at the age of 17 on May 19, 1995, graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with distinction. He received the prestigious Raja-Lakshmi Award in Chennai in the same year.
1997The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, which encompasses the mostecologically diverse region in Mexico, was established as a result ofgrassroots efforts.
1999Mahendra Chaudhary of Indian origin appointed Prime Minister of Fiji.
2002East Timor emerged on the world map as the first new nation of the new millennium after four centuries of slavery.
2006Malaysian industrialist T. Ravichandran of Indian origin conquered Mount Everest.
2009Sri Lanka declared victory on May 19, 2009 against LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) after 26 years of civil war.Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered a victory address in the Parliament and declared the nation free from terrorism.
2010In Bangkok, the Thai military concluded a week-long crackdownon widespread protests by forcing the surrender of opposition leaders.
2016Egyptair flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared over the Mediterranean.

Famous Birthdays of May 19 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1906Bruce Bennett / Actor / United States of America
1928Gil McDougald / Baseball Player / United States of America
1982Kevin Amankwaah / Footballer / United Kingdom
1930Eugene Genovese / Author / United States of America
1937Pat Roach / Wrestler / United Kingdom
1832James Watney / Politician / United Kingdom
1946André the Giant / Actor / United States of America
1952Bert van Marwijk / Footballer / Netherlands
1935David Hartman / Journalist / United States of America
1956Oliver Letwin / Politician / United Kingdom
1947Paul Brady / Singer / Ireland
1950Tadeusz Ślusarski / Pole Vaulter / Poland
1887Ion Jalea / Sculptor / Romania
1929Helmut Braunlich / Violinist / United States of America
1980Tony Hackworth / Footballer / United Kingdom
1981Luciano Figueroa / Footballer / Argentina
1874Gilbert Jessop / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1827Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour / Politician / France
1890Eveline Adelheid von Maydell / Illustrator / United States of America
1979Andrea Pirlo / Footballer / Italy
1949Philip Hunt / Politician / United Kingdom
1982Pål Steffen Andresen / Footballer / Norway
1952Charlie Spedding / Runner / United Kingdom
1928Dolph Schayes / Basketball Player / United States of America
1944Peter Mayhew / Actor / United States of America
1884David Munson / Runner / United States of America
1984Marcedes Lewis / Footballer / United States of America
1928Colin Chapman / Business Man / United Kingdom
1978Dave Bus / Footballer / Netherlands
1919Georgie Auld / Saxophonist / United States of America

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