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Monday, May 20, 2013

May 19 - The Day in History

May 19 : General Interest
1935: Lawrence of Arabia dies

T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days before... read more

American Revolution
1795 : New Hampshire Patriot Josiah Bartlett dies

2007 : Smart launches U.S. road show to introduce its microcar

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Spotsylvania concludes

Cold War
1967 : Soviets ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons from outer space

1715 : The early years of species protection

1997 : Avian flu kills young boy

General Interest
1588 : Spanish Armada sets sail
1749 : Ohio Company chartered

2006 : The Da Vinci Code opens

1897 : Oscar Wilde is released from jail

1965 : Pete Townshend writes "My Generation" on his 20th birthday

Old West
1836 : Cynthia Ann Parker is kidnapped

1864 : Lincoln proposes equal treatment of soldiers' dependents

1984 : Gretzky and Messier lead Oilers to championship

Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team
1972 : South Vietnamese fight to open road to An Loc

World War I
1916 : Britain and France conclude Sykes-Picot agreement

World War II
1943 : Churchill and FDR plot D-Day


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