On This Day

Historical Events on May 19 (Part 2)

  • 2018 142nd Preakness Stakes: Mike Smith wins aboard Justify in fog for second-leg of the Triple Crown
  • 2019 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Defending champion Brooks Koepka leads wire-to-wire; wins despite 5 bogeys on last 8 holes by 2 strokes from world #1 Dustin Johnson
  • 2019 Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete
  • 2019 US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta
  • 2019 64th Eurovision Song Contest won by Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands
  • 2020 WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself
  • 2020 Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in "Nature Climate Change"
  • 2020 Two dams on Tittabawassee River in central Michigan breached by floodwaters, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents
  • 2161 Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun