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Friday 19 May 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)
  • Malcolm X Day (United States of America)
  • National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (United States)

Events

  • 1961 – Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
  • 1921 – The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
  • 1917 – The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded.
  • 1911 – Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
  • 1848 – Mexican–American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.
  • 1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
  • 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
  • 1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.

Births

  • 1991 – Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Michael Angelakos, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1986 – Mario Chalmers, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Marcedes Lewis, American football player
  • 1981 – Yo Gotti, American rapper
  • 1977 – Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Ed Cota, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Kevin Garnett, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Josh Paul, American baseball player and manager
  • 1975 – London Fletcher, American football player
  • 1971 – Ross Katz, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Kyle Eastwood, American actor and bass player
  • 1966 – Jodi Picoult, American author and educator
  • 1965 – Maile Flanagan, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – John Lee, South Korean-American football player
  • 1961 – Gregory Poirier, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Bill Laimbeer, American basketball player and coach
  • 1955 – James Gosling, Canadian-American computer scientist, created Java
  • 1954 – Rick Cerone, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – Dick Slater, American wrestler
  • 1951 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
  • 1949 – Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1946 – André the Giant, French-American wrestler and actor (d. 1993)
  • 1944 – Peter Mayhew, English-American actor
  • 1943 – Shirrel Rhoades, American author, publisher, and academic
  • 1942 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research Inc. (d. 1994)
  • 1941 – Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – Mickey Newbury, American country/pop singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1939 – Dick Scobee, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1939 – Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-American actress and makeup artist
  • 1935 – David Hartman, American journalist and television personality
  • 1934 – Bill Fitch, American basketball player and coach
  • 1934 – Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author
  • 1932 – Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright and director (d. 1965)
  • 1929 – Helmut Braunlich, German-American violinist and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)
  • 1928 – Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (d. 1982)
  • 1928 – Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Gil McDougald, American baseball player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Serge Lang, French-American mathematician, author and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Malcolm X, American minister and activist (d. 1965)
  • 1921 – Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (d. 1991)
  • 1921 – Yuri Kochiyama, American activist (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Georgie Auld, Canadian-American saxophonist, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1990)
  • 1918 – Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist, historian, and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – John Vachon, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)
  • 1908 – Merriam Modell, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1906 – Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1903 – Ruth Ella Moore, American scientist (d. 1994)
  • 1897 – Frank Luke, American lieutenant and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1918)
  • 1890 – Eveline Adelheid von Maydell, German-American illustrator (d. 1962)
  • 1889 – Henry B. Richardson, American archer (d. 1963)
  • 1886 – Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1884 – David Munson, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 1880 – Albert Richardson, English architect and educator, designed the Manchester Opera House (d. 1964)
  • 1879 – Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (d. 1964)
  • 1871 – Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 1963)
  • 1857 – John Jacob Abel, American biochemist and pharmacologist (d. 1938)
  • 1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Alan Young, English-born Canadian-American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2016 – Morley Safer, American journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Bruce Lundvall, American businessman (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, socialite; 31st Second Lady of the United States (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Gabriel Kolko, American historian and author (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Sam Greenlee, American author and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Terry W. Gee, American businessman and politician (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Vincent Harding, American historian and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – G. Sarsfield Ford, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Bob Boozer, American basketball player (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Tamara Brooks, American conductor and educator (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Jeffrey Catherine Jones, American artist (b.1944)
  • 2009 – Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Walter Lord, American historian and author (b. 1917)
  • 2001 – Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 1996 – John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist, 37th First Lady of the United States (b. 1929)
  • 1987 – James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1986 – Jimmy Lyons, American saxophonist (b. 1931)
  • 1971 – Ogden Nash, American poet (b. 1902)
  • 1969 – Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1901)
  • 1963 – Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1871)
  • 1954 – Charles Ives, American composer and educator (b. 1874)
  • 1946 – Booth Tarkington, American novelist and dramatist (b. 1869)
  • 1918 – Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (b. 1885)
  • 1907 – Benjamin Baker, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (b. 1840)
  • 1904 – Jamsetji Tata, Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (b. 1839)
  • 1864 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1804)
  • 1795 – Josiah Bartlett, American physician and politician, 4th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1729)
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