History On May 19th

History On May 19th

Yay for this being my 100th post!!!


If you were wondering what happened in history today, which you probably weren’t, then here I am to tell you what happened on the day, of May 19th.


May 19th: 

1921 – The U.S.A. Emergency Quota act was passed into law which limits the amount of immigrants allowed into the U.S.

1923 – Harry Houdini, ex medium, magician, hand cuff king, disappearing artist denounced spirit mediums, clairvoyants in a radio interview and that his friend Sir A Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) had been duped by tricksters and fraudsters.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe performed a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday during a fundraiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1964 – The State Department told the press that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the US Embassy in Moscow.

1991 – Croatia seeks independence.

1992 – The 27th amendment is ratified. This prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of member of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives.

1994 – The US former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, died on this day of lymphoma at the age of 64.

2005 – The final chapter of Star Wars “Revenge of the Sith” opens in movie theatres with movie-goers lining up and waiting all night.

2007 – US treasure hunters discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Cornwall in the UK. The ship had a record haul of over $500 million dollars worth of gold and silver. A shipwreck expert said that the ship sank around 1642 off the islands of Scilly.

2008 – A drunken man open fired in Calamba, Philippines, and killed eight people, five of them being children, and injuring 6 people with an M-16 rifle. The shooting was reportedly a family feud, and the police were unable to capture the suspect at the scene.

2009 – A stork who had injured it’s beak by probably flying into a wall, was give an artificial beak to repair the damage by specialists at the Hortobagy Birds’ Hospital In Hungary

2013 – The country of Iran hung two men accused and convicted of spying for Israel and the United States. The execution of the alleged spies only contributed to the tension between Iran and the West, over the country’s nuclear program.



Now you know! Thanks for reading!


What event did you think was the most interesting for today? Let me know in the comments!



6 thoughts on “History On May 19th

    1. I liked the bird one too, I thought that was so cute, and yes a lot of the history segments are sad. I can barley watch the news anymore because there are so many bad things happening in the world. Someday it’ll be history though just like these. I wish we’d make more happy history and not so much sad.

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