May 19th-This Day In History

May 19 is the 139th day of the year. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+ 1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

+ 1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

+ 1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

( Births )

+ 1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)

+ 1925 – Malcolm X, American minister and activist (d. 1965)

+ 1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

+ 1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

+ 1949 – Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player

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