What Happened on May 19, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • US Congress passes the Private Mailing Card Act, allowing private publishers and printers to produce postcards though they had to be labelled "Private Mailing Cards" until 1901 and become known as "souvenir cards"

Famous Birthdays

  • Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), dies of heart failure at 88

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone