May 19

May 19 is the 139th day of the Gregorian calendar ( 140th in leap years), thus remain still 226 days of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs


Science and Technology

  • 2009: A team of researchers at the Norwegian paleontologist Jørn Hurum published the first description of H. recently in the Messel Pit near Darmstadt newly discovered extinct primate species Darwinius. The individual described " Ida " is considered the best-preserved fossil of a primate.




  • 0715: Born of the noble family of Savelli, is with Gregory II after a long time a Roman Pope. He is the successor of Constantine I, who died on April 9.
  • 1769: Lorenzo Ganganelli is elected Pope and took the name of Clement XIV. In order to ascend the papal throne on June 4, he is not consecrated until 28 May bishop.

Nature and Environment

  • 0861: On a temple site in nogata on the Japanese island of Kyushu proposes a a meteorite. The case of chondrites is observed and kept the piece in a shrine for posterity.
  • 1780: The "Dark Day" in New England makes for uncertainty. The cause of the unusual darkness can never be fully understood in the sequence.
  • 1910: The Earth passes through the tail of Halley's comet, which many people put in fear, because astronomers have recently discovered in the poisonous gas cyanogen.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0804: Alcuin, scholar and adviser of Charlemagne
  • 0956: Ruotbert, Archbishop of Trier
  • 1218: Otto IV, King and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
  • 1296: Celestine V, Pope Kicked back (July to December 1294 ) and only a hermit on the papal throne, Holy
  • 1303: Ivo helory, Breton theologian, jurist and lawyer
  • 1389: Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscow from 1359 to 1389
  • 1454: John XIII. Haes, Bishop of Olomouc
  • 1526: Go- Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan
  • 1532: Joachim Slüter, Low German reformer
  • 1536: Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII
  • 1542: Abduṣṣamed ben ʿ Alī Seyyidī 'm Davud ed Diyārbekrī, Ottoman historian and translator
  • 1587: Georg Eder, standing in the imperial service lawyer
  • 1609: Jacob Lorhard, German educator and philosopher, founder of the ontology
  • 1620: Johann Sötefleisch the Elder, German Lutheran theologian
  • 1637: Isaac Beeckman, Dutch polymath
  • 1675: António Luís de Meneses, Portuguese commander
  • 1706: Simon Rettenpacher, Austrian lateinischsprachiger dramatist, poet and chronicler
  • 1747: Johann Friedrich Crell, German anatomist and physiologist
  • 1752: Philipp Ludwig Wittwer, German physicians
  • 1762: Christopher II Dohna- Schlodien, Prussian general
  • 1778: Christian Friedrich Schmidt, German philosopher and theologian of Lutheran
  • 1782: Isaac locks, mayor of Elberfeld
  • 1786: John Stanley, English composer and organist
  • 1795: James Boswell, Scottish writer and lawyer
  • 1795: Eiler Hagerup, Norwegian lawyer
  • 1796: Beda Angehrn Johann Konrad, Swiss Prince Abbot of St. Gallen

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Eliza Hansen, German piano teacher, pianist and harpsichordist
  • 2001: Hans Mayer, German literary scholar and writer
  • 2002: John Gorton, Australian Prime Minister
  • 2002: Werner S. Landecker, German legal scholar and sociologist
  • 2002: Hans Posegga, German composer, pianist and conductor
  • 2003: Erik Zimen, German ethologist
  • 2004: Elvio Romero, Paraguayan poet
  • 2004: Carl Raddatz, German film and theater actor
  • 2004: Egon von Neindorff, German equestrians
  • 2005: John Arthur, South African heavyweight boxer
  • 2005: Henry Corden, Canadian actor and spokesman in cartoons
  • 2005: Paul Schneider Esleben, German architect
  • 2005: Batya Gur, Israeli writer
  • 2007: Jack Findlay, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 2007: Eva Forest, Spanish writer and publisher
  • 2007: Hans Wollschläger, German reconnaissance aircraft, writer and translator
  • 2008: Vijay Tendulkar, Indian author
  • 2009: Bill Edwards, an American football player
  • 2009: Robert Francis Furchgott, American scientist and Nobel Prize winner

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Sel. Alcuin, English scholar, Deacon and Abbot (Protestant, Catholic)
  • St. Celestine V, an Italian hermit, religious founder and Pope ( Catholic)
  • St. Pudens, a Roman senator ( Catholic)
  • St. Pudentiana, Roman virgin and martyr ( Catholic)
  • Name Days Ivo

More entries contains the list of commemorative and Action days.

  • Day
  • Day in May