Saturday, May 19, 2012

19th of May

It is the 139th day of the year, with only 226 days remaining.

1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.

1828 - President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff Act into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

1848 - Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevava, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the country for $15 million.

1921 - Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.

1943 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings.  It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.

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

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