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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1983Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Wash DC

1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

1984"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

1865President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

1885German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland

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

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

1980Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

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

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

1945Peter Townshend, England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (The Who-Tommy)

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

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

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

May 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 19th

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

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

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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