On This Day in History for May 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 127 of 127

  • 1976 Gold ownership legalized in Australia
  • 1976 Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977 "Smokey & the Bandit," premieres
  • 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
  • 1983 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506
  • 1984 STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1986 Anti-apartheid activist HClane Pastoors sentenced to 10 yrs in South Africa
  • 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's (Linda Gray) last appearance on TV soap "Dallas"
  • 1992 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
  • 1992 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in an altercation over an affair with her husband, in Massapequa, New York
  • 1992 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
  • 1992 Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title
  • 1993 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
  • 1993 Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
  • 1994 Omar Sharif suffers a mild heart attack
  • 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
  • 1999 Andrew Motion is appointed British Poet Laureate for 10 years, the first to request a definite term
  • 2009 Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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2015 Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 2015 UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960
  • 2161 Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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