Friday, May 19, 2017
History for May 19 - On-This-Day.com:
Johns Hopkins 1795 - entrepreneur, philanthropist, mosted noted for the creation of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Sinh Cung) 1890 - North Vietnamese Communist revolutionary, prime minister and president, Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) 1925 - African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist
Francis Scobee (Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee) 1939 - Astronaut, killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, Pete Townshend 1945 - Musician (The Who), David Helfgott 1947 - Concert pianist
1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.
1568 - After being defeated by the Protestants, Mary the Queen of Scots, fled to England where she was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth.
1911 - The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.
1921 - The U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.
1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.
1935 - T.E. Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" died from injuries in a motorcycle crash in England.
1958 - Canada and the U.S. formally established the North American Air Defense Command.
1992 - The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises.