Friday, April 3, 2020 (Week 14)

May 19 in History

What happened on May 19 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 19 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 19 in history.

1967
U.S. planes bomb Hanoi for the first time.
1964
U.S. diplomats find at least 40 microphones planted in the American embassy in Moscow.
1935
The National Football League adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.
1921
Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.
1864
The Union and Confederate armies launch their last attacks against each other at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
1863
Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s first attack on Vicksburg is repulsed.
1858
A pro-slavery band led by Charles Hamilton executes unarmed Free State men near Marais des Cygnes on the Kansas-Missouri border.
1856
Senator Charles Sumner speaks out against slavery.
1780
Near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.
1643
The French army defeats a Spanish army at Rocroi, France.
1635
Cardinal Richelieu of France intervenes in the great conflict in Europe by declaring war on the Hapsburgs in Spain.
1608
The Protestant states form the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.
1588
The Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal.
1568
Defeated by the Protestants, Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England where Queen Elizabeth imprisons her.
1536
Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII‘s second wife, is beheaded on Tower Green.
1535
French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail for North America.

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