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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

1828U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the North

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1962Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

1984Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

1885German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland

1980Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

1928Dolph Schayes, New York City New York, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers)

1918Florence Chadwick, San Diego, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), (d. 1995)

1925Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha Nebraska, human rights activist and founder of the Black Muslims

1946André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)

1890Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Nghệ An Province, French Indochina, Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69)

May 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 19th

1997Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (50) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (47) in New York

2012Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

1908Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (26) weds Jeanne Renault

1880Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

May 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 19th

1898William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

1536Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

May 19th Deaths
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