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19 May

715 – Rome – Gregory II became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_II

1445 – Spain – First Battle of Olmedo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Olmedo

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Anne Boleyn (Wikipedia)

1536 – England – Anne Boleyn executed for adultery, treason and incest.  http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/why-was-anne-boleyn-executed/

 

 

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1655 – Jamaica – Invasion of Jamaica began (Anglo-Spanish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Jamaica

1568 – England/Scotland – Elizabeth I ordered arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.

1643 – France – Battle of Rocroi (Thirty Years’ War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rocroi

1649 – England – Declared a Commonwealth by the Long Parliament. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/the-commonwealth/index

1743 – France – Jean-Pierre Christin developed centigrade temperature scale. http://www.brannan.co.uk/who-invented-the-thermometer

1769 – Rome – Cardinal Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli became Pope Clement XIV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_XIV

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Legion of Honour (Wikipedia)

1802 – France – Legion of Honour founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_of_Honour

 

 

 

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1880 – Afghanistan – Battle of Kandahar began (Second Anglo-Afghan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kandahar

1919 – Ottoman Empire – Turkish War of Independence began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_War_of_Independence

1934 – Bulgaria – Bulgarian Coup D’état. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_of_1934

1942 – USSR – Battle of Kerch Peninsula ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kerch_Peninsula

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Mannheim (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – Italy – LATI plane crashed at Roma-Urbe Airport, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420519-1


1950 – USA – 4 barges exploded in South Amboy Harbour, New Jersey, 30 killed. https://youtu.be/MVioRx8yADY http://ncsp.tamu.edu/reports/USCG/southamboy.pdf

1971 – USSR – Mars 2 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-045A.

1993 – Columbia – SAM Columbia Flight 501 crashed into Mount Paramo Frontino, 132 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930519-0

2010 – Thailand – Political Protests ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Thai_political_protests

2011 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 5.8Mw, epicentre in Kütahya, 2 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13466343

2012 – Syria – Deir ez-Zor bombing, 9 killed (Syrian Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Deir_ez-Zor_bombing

2012 – Italy – Brindisi School Bombing, 1 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18128170

2015 – USA – Rufugio oil spill. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugio_oil_spill

2016 – Mediterranean Sea – Egypt Air Flight 804 crashed, 66 killed. https://youtu.be/zDJBYP1JxoY WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160519-0