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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

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

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1865President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

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

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

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

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

1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

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

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)

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

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

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

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

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

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

May 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 19th

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

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

May 19th Deaths
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