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Historical Events Happened In May - 19

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1935  Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1936  Elisabeth Schwartz, Austria, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956) on this day in history.  

1937  John Murray/Allen Boretz' "Room Service," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1937  Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer on this day in history.  

1938  James H Bilbray, (Rep-D-Nevada) on this day in history.  

1939  Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)  

1940  Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time) on this day in history.  

1940  French counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history hMS WHITLEY, lost between Nieuport and Ostend, Belgium - damaged by German bombers and beached.  

1941  On this day in history german occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis  

1941  New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland on this day in history.  

1941  Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis on this day in history.  

1942  Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner) on this day in history.  

1942  [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1943  Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews) on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history churchill pledges England's full support to US against Japan  

1944  240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork Netherlands on this day in history.  

1944  Allied fleet shell Japanese positions at Sabang, north of Sumatra on this day in history.  

1944  German defense line in Italy collapsed on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork Neth  

1945  Start of the first Victory Test Cricket between England &Australia Services on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Aust Services  

1946  Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam on this day in history.  

1950  NY Times reports of worlds smallest & dumbest mechanical brain on this day in history.  

1951  UN begins counter offensive in Korea on this day in history.  

1951  77th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George UT)  

1953  Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah) on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79  

1954  Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project on this day in history.  

1954  Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1955  Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt WI v Australia on this day in history.  

1956  82nd Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  Giovanni della Robbia, Ital's sculptor was born on this day in history.  

1611  On this day in history birth of innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italy, 240th Pope (1676-89)  

1616  On this day in history birth of johann Jacob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer  

1700  On this day in history birth of josé de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)  

1724  On this day in history birth of augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)  

1744  On this day in history birth of charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)  

1746  Johann Friedrich Peter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1755  Gabriele Prota, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0804  Alcuin of York, English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69 on this day in history.  

0988  Dunstan[us], English archbishop of Canterbury, dies on this day in history.  

1102  On this day in history death of stephen, Count of Blois (b. c. 1045)  

1125  Death of Vladimir Monomakh, Russian prince (b. 1053) on this day in history.  

1296  Celestine V, [Pietro del Murrone], Pope (1294), dies on this day in history.  

1319  Death of Louis d'Évreux, son of Philip III of France (b. 1276) on this day in history.  

1389  Death of Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1350) on this day in history.  

1526  Death of Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464) on this day in history.