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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

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

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

1865President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

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

1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

1568English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary

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

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

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

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

1864Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

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

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