This Day In History
May 19
Year 3 Day 227 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1739 May 19 Died - May 19: Marie Barbier de l'Assomption, sister of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame
1767 May 19 Born - May 19 - Sir George Prevost (died 1816)
1780 May 19 May 19: an unusual darkening of the day sky was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada. This has never been explained, though clouds of smoke from massive forest fires are the most likely cause.
1855 May 19 The Molson Bank is incorporated.
1863 May 19 Born - May 19 — John Alexander Mathieson, jurist, politician and Premier of Prince Edward Island (died 1947)
1906 May 19 Died - May 19 - Gabriel Dumont, Metis leader (b.1837)
1908 May 19 Born - May 19 - Percy Williams, athlete (d.1982)
1914 May 19 Born - May 19 - Alex Shibicky, ice hockey player (d.2005)
1917 May 19 Born - May 19 - Robert Gordon Robertson, civil servant and 7th Commissioner of the Northwest Territories (d.2013)
1926 May 19 Born - May 19 – Francis Sparshott, scholar
1931 May 19 May 19 - Charles Richards becomes premier of New Brunswick, replacing John Baxter
1933 May 19 King George V allows the city of Hamilton to use the name, Royal Botanical Gardens. (19 May 1933).
1956 May 19 Born - May 19 – James Gosling, software developer, father of the Java programming language
1965 May 19 Born - May 19 – James Bezan, politician
1969 May 19 Born - May 19 - Dan Lee, animator (d.2005)
1969 May 19 Born - May 19 - Rochelle Low, field hockey player
1970 May 19 Born - May 19 - Mario Dumont, politician
1976 May 19 Born - May 19 - Jason Botterill, ice hockey player and manager
1984 May 19 Died - May 19 - Russell Paulley, politician (born 1909)
1984 May 19 May 19 - The NHL's Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup defeating the New York Islanders 5–2 at Edmonton and ending the Islanders dynasty. The first in Oilers club history and of a new dynasty.
1996 May 19 May 19 - Marc Garneau flies on a second space mission
2005 May 19 May 19 - In the House of Commons, Paul Martin's minority government survives two confidence votes. For the first time in Canadian history, the Speaker of the House votes to break a tie in a confidence vote, which the government wins 153 to 152.
2006 May 19 May 10 - A. M. Rosenthal, columnist and newspaper editor (born 1922)
2008 May 19 Died - May 19 - Jack Duffy, actor and comedian (born 1926)
2009 May 19 Died - May 19 - Clint Smith, ice hockey player and coach (born 1913)
2011 May 19 Died - May 19 – David H. Kelley, 87, American-born archaeologist (born 1924).