On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1868

Famous Birthdays

  • John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), born in Rouses Point, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Guinness, Irish brewer and philanthropist, dies at 69
1868 Highlights

About May 19, 1868

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus