The 19t o Mey is the 139t day o the year (140t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 226 days ti come.
- 1314 - A major fire nearly destroys the ceety o Visby, Gotland, Swaden.
- 1536 - Anne Boleyn is executit on the orders o Keeng Henry VIII o Ingland.
- 1568 - Elizabeth I o Ingland orders the reest o Mary, Queen o Scots.
- 1792 - Munt Saunt Helens in the Northwastren Unitit States is seen bi a European for the first time, on George Vancouver's exhibition.
- 1802 - The Légion d'honneur is first staiblished bi Napoleon I.
- 1845 - John Franklin's ill-fatit Airctic expedeetion leaves Ingland.
- 1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun beach in the North o Turkey.
- 1961 - The Venera 1 probe flies bi Venus.
- 1962 - Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday" tae John F. Kennedy.
- 1965 - Tu'i Malila, a 188-year-auld tortoise frae Madagascar gien bi James Cook tae the Tongan ryal faimily, dees.
- 1969 - Helmut Kohl becomes Prime meenister o the state o Rhineland-Palatinate.
- 1974 - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing is electit Preses o Fraunce.
- 1991 - A majority in Croatie votes for unthirldom frae Yugoslavie.
- 1997 - A cyclone in Bangladesh kills aroond 500 fowk.
- 2005 - Eurovision Sang Contest startit in Kiev, Ukraine.
- 2010 - In Thailand, a crackdown on opposeetion "Red Shirt" demonstrators ends.
- 2016 - EgyptAir Flicht 804, on its wey frae Paris tae Cairo, crashes in the sootheastren Mediterranean Sea wi 66 fowk on baird.
- 2018 - The weddin o Prince Harry, Yerl o Dumbairton an Meghan, Coontess o Dumbairton at St. George's Chaipel in Windsor, Berkshire.
- 2018 - Celtic F.C. defeats Mitherwall F.C. 2-0 tae win the Scottish Cup, completin twa consecutive domestic trebles for the club.
- 1762 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1814)
- 1861 - Nellie Melba, Australie soprano an actress (d. 1931)
- 1869 - John Wheatley, Scots politeecian (d. 1950)
- 1890 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)
- 1895 - Charles Sorley, Scots airmy afficer an war poet (d. 1915)
- 1909 - Nicholas Winton, Inglis humanitarian (d. 2015)
- 1910 - Nathuram Godse, Indie assassin (d. 1949)
- 1913 - Bill Sinkin, American activist (d. 2014)
- 1915 - Torrance Gillick, Scots fitbawer (d. 1971)
- 1925 - Malcolm X, American activist (d. 1965)
- 1925 - Pol Pot, Cambodie dictator (d. 1998)
- 1939 - Dick Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1941 - Nora Ephron, American director, producer an screenwriter (d. 2012)
- 1945 - Pete Townshend, Inglis muisicker (The Who)
- 1947 - Christopher Chope, Inglis politeecian
- 1948 - Alan Lawson, Scots rugby union player
- 1953 - Victoria Wood, Inglis actress an comedienne (d. 2016)
- 1956 - Oliver Letwin, Inglis politeecian
- 1960 - Yazz, Inglis sangster
- 1973 - Dario Franchitti, Scots racin driver
- 1979 - Diego Forlan, Uruguayan fitbawer
- 1979 - Andrea Pirlo, Italian fitbawer
- 1992 - Sam Smith, Inglis sangster-sangwriter
- 1296 - Pape Celestine V
- 1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort o Ingland
- 1795 - James Boswell, Scots biographer (b. 1740)
- 1864 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer an diplomat (b. 1804)
- 1898 - William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick (b. 1809)
- 1915 - Bob Ferguson, Scots gowfer (b. 1846)
- 1935 - T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence o Arabie") (b. 1888)
- 1969 - Coleman Hawkins, American muisicker (b. 1904)
- 1984 - John Betjeman, Inglis poet (b. 1906)
- 1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady o the Unitit States (b. 1929)
- 2011 - Garret FitzGerald, Erse Taoiseach (b. 1926)
- 2014 - Jack Brabham, Australie racin driver (b. 1926)
- 2015 - Happy Rockefeller, Seicont Lady o the Unitit States (b. 1926)
- 2017 - Stanislav Petrov, Soviet-Roushie lieutenant colonel (b. 1939)
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