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1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

1865President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

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

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1568English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

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

1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

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

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

197527th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

1912AL Pres Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball

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

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
Date Event
715
St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1506
Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir 
1515
George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles 
1517
Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht 
1547
Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel 
1568
English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary 
1571
Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines 
1585
Spain confisquates English ships 
1608
Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague 
1635
France declares war on Spain 
1643
Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army 
1643
Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England 
1649
An Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years. 
1652
Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen 
1662
Uniformity Act of England goes into effect 
1749
George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley 
1780
About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England, only now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada 
1792
Russian army enters Poland 
1793
Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795) 
1796
Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds 
1802
French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms 
1828
U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828/Tariff of Abominations into law to protect industry in the North 
1848
1st department store opens 
1848
Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war 
1856
Sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery 
1857
William Francis Channing & Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm 
1862
US Homestead Act becomes law - provides cheap land for settlement of American West 
1863
Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete 
1864
Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred) 
1864
Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania 
1864
Skirmish at Cassville Georgia 
1865
President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia 
1878
Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield 
1884
Ringling Brothers circus premieres 
1885
1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts) 
1885
German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland 
1886
Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres 
1891
Rice Institute, which became Rice University, is chartered 
1892
Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer 
1892
National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded 
1893
Heavy rain wash "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway) 
1896
1st auto (Benz) to arrive in Netherlands 
1897
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol. 
1898
Post Office authorizes use of postcards 
1900
Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago 
1900
World's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Italy & Switz, opens 
1902
Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria 
1905
Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ 
1906
Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes 
1906
Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier 
1909
Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title 
1910
Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic 
1911
Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris 
1911
Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series 
1912
AL Pres Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball 
1913
Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land 
1916
Escadrille Américaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun 
1918
Wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings 
1919
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus. 
1921
Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system 
1923
49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4 
1923
KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies 
1926
French air force bombs Damascus Syria 
1928
54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4 
1928
"Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners 
1928
51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, Cal) 
1929
Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death 
1929
General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government 
1930
White women win voting rights in South Africa 
1931
Cruiser Deutschland launched in Kiel 
1934
Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria 
1934
Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in "Sat Review of Lit" Males who solved puzzle became members of Baker Street Irregulars 
1935
NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936 
1937
John Murray/Allen Boretz's "Room Service" premieres in NYC 
1939
Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact 
1940
Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time) 
1940
French counter attack at Pronne under Gen De Gaulle 
1941
Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis 
1941
New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland 
1942
Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner) 
1943
Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews) 
1943
Churchill pledges Britain's full support to US against Japan 
1944
240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork, Netherlands 
1944
German defense line in Italy collapsed 
1945
Start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Aust Services 
1946
Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam 
1950
NY Times reports of worlds smallest & dumbest mechanical brain 
1951
77th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4 
1951
UN begins counter offensive in Korea 
1953
Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah) 
1954
Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project 
1955
Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia 
1956
82nd Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4 
1956
Pirate Dale Long hits 9th-inning HR, 1st HR in 8 straight games 
1957
Adone Zoli forms Italian government 
1958
Premiere of Harold Pinter's "Birthday Party" in London 
1958
South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks 
1958
US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) 
1959
Jan de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands 
1959
The USS Triton, the first submarine with two nuclear reactors, is completed 
1960
Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola 
1960
Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed 
1960
Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter 
1960
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 33,222 m 
1961
New pier opens in Scheveningen 
1962
"Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances 
1962
"John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99 
1962
88th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2 
1962
Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea 
1962
Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric) 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open 
1964
US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy 
1965
Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg) 
1965
West Ham United wins 5th Europe Cup II 
1967
US bombs Hanoi 
1967
USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space 
1968
20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain win 
1968
Frank Howard fails to homer, after hitting 10 in 6 consecutive games 
1968
Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard 
1971
USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars 
1972
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1972
WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1973
"Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14 
1973
"Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances 
1973
99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4 
1974
Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass 
1974
Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2 
1974
Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election 
1975
27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win 
1975
Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India 
1976
Gold ownership legalized in Australia 
1976
Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge 
1976
Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
1976
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1977
"Smokey & the Bandit," premieres 
1979
"In The Navy" by Village People hits #3 
1979
105th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2 
1980
"Blackstone" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 104 performances 
1980
Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash 
1981
Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires next 27 batters 
1981
5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh 
1982
IFK Göteborg wins 11th UEFA Cup at Göteborg 
1982
Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion 
1983
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506 
1983
Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Wash DC 
1984
"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62 
1984
110th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6 
1984
STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad 
1984
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1 
1984
Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game 
1985
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic 
1986
Anti-apartheid activist HClane Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in S Afr 
1987
1st American Comedy Award 
1988
Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1 
1988
Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US 
1989
Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1 
1989
Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas 
1990
116th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6 
1990
General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC 
1991
"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 perfs 
1991
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic 
1991
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge 
1991
Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500 
1992
27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary 
1992
Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in Massapequa LI 
1992
Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches 
1992
Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title 
1992
US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values 
1993
Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132 
1993
Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03) 
1993
Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino 
1994
Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run 
1994
Omar Sharif suffers a mild heart attack 
1994
Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center 
1995
Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time 
1995
World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai 
1996
STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit 
2007
133rd Preakness: Robby Albarado aboard Curlin wins in 1:53.46 
2009
Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. 
2012
Chelsea defeat Bayern Munich in penalty shootout to win the UEFA Champion's League 
2012
138th Preakness: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 1:55.94 
2013
Sweden defeat Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship 
2013
21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win 
2016
Donald Trump Releases List of Possible Supreme Court Picks 
2016
EgyptAir says flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board 
2016
Trump pulls ahead of Clinton in new national poll 
2016
First missing Chibok girl found 
2161
Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun 
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