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May 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 31 - 46.

  • 1950
    A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
  • 1950
    Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.
  • 1959
    The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.
  • 1961
    Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
  • 1961
    At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.
  • 1962
    A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
  • 1963
    The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
  • 1971
    Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
  • 1984
    Michael Larson, a contestant on the television game show Press Your Luck exploits a bug in the prize board, and wins over US$110,000.
  • 1986
    The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 1991
    Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 1997
    The Sierra Gorda biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
  • 2007
    President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
  • 2010
    The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
  • 2012
    Three gas cylinder bombs explode in front of a vocational school in the Italian city of Brindisi, killing 1 and injuring 5 others.
  • 2012
    A car bomb explodes near a military complex in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 9 people.

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