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Interesting historical events that occurred on May 19…

May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 19.  2012.  Here’s the history for this day…

1749 – King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.

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Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday

1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

1848 – Mexican-American WarMexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding CaliforniaNevadaUtah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.

1864 – American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.

1921 – The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.

1943 – World War IIBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 11944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.

1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.

1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square GardenNew York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe‘s rendition of “Happy Birthday“.

1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

2001 – Apple Store, the first two Apple Stores opened in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the same day in Glendale, California at Glendale Galleria.


1795 – Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873)

1890 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)

1925 – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)

1925 – Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998)

1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter, musician, and author (The WhoDeep End, and Thunderclap Newman)

1946 – André the Giant, French wrestler and actor (d. 1993)

1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress

1959 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim, wife of O. J. Simpson (d. 1994)


2003 – Camoflauge, American rapper (b. 1981)



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