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