Historical Events for 19th May 2019

1864 – Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
1878 – Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield
1935 – English Cardinal John Fisher and statesman Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII, cannonised by Pope Pius XI
1957 – Adone Zoli forms Italian government
1960 – Alan Freed and eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola
1967 – USSR ratifies treaty with Britain and US banning nuclear weapons in space
1972 – 25th Cannes Film Festival: “The Working Class Goes to Heaven” directed by Elio Petri and “The Mattei Affair” directed by Francesco Rosi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
1973 – “Daisy A Day” by Jud Strunk hits #14
1976 – Gold ownership legalized in Australia
1997 – “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

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