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Know what happened on 19th May


Importance of 19th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 19th May special in the world history.

1998
Death of Sosuke Uno, Japanese Prime Minister (1989) .
Japan
1984
Death of John Betjeman, British poet laureate
Great Britain
1958
Death of Ronald Colman, British actor .
Great Britain
1954
Death of Charles Ives, American composer.
United States
1935
Death of T E Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, soldier and writer.
Great Britain
1928
Birth of Colin Chapman, British car designer and engineer, founder of Lotus Cars.
Great Britain
1911
The world's first national parks service was established in Canada.
Canada
1908
Birth of Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (Olympic gold medal) .
Canada
1904
Death of Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata group of companies, one of India's largest multinational businesses.
India
1898
Death of William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Party Prime Minister of the UK four times.
Great Britain
1890
Birth of Ho Chi Minh, leader of Vietnam.
Viet Nam
1884
The Ringling Brothers Circus gave its first performance, at Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
United States
1883
The first public performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Omaha, Nebraska.
United States
1864
Death of Nathaniel Hawthorne American author of The Scarlet Letter, a gothic romance.
United States
1861
Birth of Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer.
Australia
1845
Capt. Sir John Franklin departed from England on his ill-fated Arctic expedition.
Great Britain
1649
Commonwealth declared, starting 11 years when England was a republic.
Great Britain
1568
Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Great Britain
1536
Death of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, executed for adultery and treason.
Great Britain
1535
Jacques Cartier, French explorer, departs on his second voyage to North America.
France
1499
Marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Prince of Wales. After his death she married his brother Henry VIII, King of England.
Great Britain
1296
Death of Pope Celestine V
Italy
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