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May 19: This Day That Year

May 19

- 1536 - Ann Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII beheaded on charges of adultery, incest and treason at the Tower of London.

- 1848 - Mexico gives the state of Texas to US, ending the war.

- 1881 - Birthday: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (died November 10, 1938, age 57).

- 1898 - William Ewart Gladstone, PM of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), dies of heart failure (age 88, born December 29, 1809).

- 1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence.

- 1925 - Birthday: Malcolm X, African American human rights activist & Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (age 39, died February 21, 1965, assassinated).

- 1939 - Winston Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact.

- 1976 - Australia legalizes ownership of Gold.

- 1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American 1st lady (1961-63), dies of cancer (age 64, born July 28, 1929).

- 1995 - Balamurali Ambati, World's youngest doctor (at age 17) graduates.

- 1997 - Movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg in the US.

- 2009 - Sri Lanka announces victory against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, after 27 year of war.

- 2013 - Sweden wins against Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship.

- 2016 - EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean (route Paris to Cairo).

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