On This Day

May 19, 1928 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • "Firedamp" explodes in Mather coal mine, Pennsylvania, killing 195 of 273 miners
  • 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, California)

Birthdays in History

  • Colin Chapman, English automotive engineer and founder of Lotus Cars, born in Richmond (d. 1982)

Deaths in History

  • Max Scheler, German philosopher, dies at 53