According to Gregory calendar, on May 19, the day number in a year is 140 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 141. 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.

Important Historical Events of 19 May in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1499Catherine, thirteen -year -old Catherine of Aragon's first wife, was married to 12 -year -old Arthur, Prince of Wales, to the first wife of Henry Ashtam of England.
1542At present, the Chrome Empire, the Tungu dynasty was conquered in Burma.
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 the Centralcrade Thermometer with a centigrade scale, with 0 water theft point and 100 represents 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.
1776The American revolutionary war-one continental army surrendered to the British soldiers in the west war of western countries to the British soldiers.
1780A combination of thick smoke, fog, and heavy cloud cover cause darkness to fall on parts of Canada and the New England area of the United States by noon.
1802Napoleon Bonaparte established the army of Sir French Legion).
1817The Articles of Association of the Bank of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada's oldest chartered bank, were adopted.
1845Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition departed from Greenhi the, England; the entire 129-man complement would be 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 model Marilyn Monroe performed her infamous rendition of 'Happy Birthday to You'.
1971Mars 2, an unmanned space probe of Mars Program, was launched on May 19, 1971 by Soviet Union. The Lander of Mars 2 became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
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.
1997The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, which encompasses the most ecologically diverse regions in Mexico, was established as a result of grassroots efforts.
2002East Timor emerged on the world map as the first new nation of the new millennium after four centuries of slavery.
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 crackdown on widespread protests by forcing the surrender of opposition leaders.
2016Egyptair flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared over the Mediterranean.
715The papines of Gregory II began; His struggle with the Byzantinampar Leo III eventually led to the establishment of Popacetmopormal Shakti.

Important Historical Events of 19 May in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
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.
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.
1999Mahendra Chaudhary of Indian origin appointed Prime Minister of Fiji.
2006Malaysian industrialist T. Ravichandran of Indian origin conquered Mount Everest.

Important Days of 19 May National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Family Doctor DayInternational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 19 May 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1908Manik Bandopadhyay / Poet / India
1913Neelam Sanjiva Reddy / Politician / India
1934Ruskin Bond / Poet / India
1934Ruskin Bond / Writer / India
1938Girish Karnad / Actor / India
1942Lal Thanhawla / Politician / India
1974Nawazuddin Siddiqui / Actor / India

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