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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-hampshire-patriot-josiah-bartlett-dies

Automotive
2007 : Smart launches U.S. road show to introduce its microcar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smart-launches-us-road-show-to-introduce-its-microcar

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Spotsylvania concludes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-spotsylvania-concludes

Cold War
1967 : Soviets ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons from outer space
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-ratify-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons-from-outer-space

Crime
1715 : The early years of species protection
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-early-years-of-species-protection

Disaster
1997 : Avian flu kills young boy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/avian-flu-kills-young-boy

General Interest
1588 : Spanish Armada sets sail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-armada-sets-sail
1749 : Ohio Company chartered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ohio-company-chartered

Hollywood
2006 : The Da Vinci Code opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-da-vinci-code-opens

Literary
1897 : Oscar Wilde is released from jail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wilde-is-released-from-jail

Music
1965 : Pete Townshend writes "My Generation" on his 20th birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pete-townshend-writes-quotmy-generationquot-on-his-20th-birthday

Old West
1836 : Cynthia Ann Parker is kidnapped
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cynthia-ann-parker-is-kidnapped

Presidential
1864 : Lincoln proposes equal treatment of soldiers' dependents
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proposes-equal-treatment-of-soldiers-dependents

Sports
1984 : Gretzky and Messier lead Oilers to championship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gretzky-and-messier-lead-oilers-to-championship

Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-air-force-begins-operation-yankee-team
1972 : South Vietnamese fight to open road to An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-to-open-road-to-an-loc

World War I
1916 : Britain and France conclude Sykes-Picot agreement
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-and-france-conclude-sykes-picot-agreement

World War II
1943 : Churchill and FDR plot D-Day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/churchill-and-fdr-plot-d-day


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