May 19

1536

Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.

1588

The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.

1643

The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.

1921

Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.

1928

The first annual Calaveras County "Frog Jumping Jubilee" was held in Angel's Camp, California.

1935

British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.

1962

Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.

1992

The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.

1994

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.

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