Today is Tuesday, May 19th. It’s Boy’s Club Day, National Scooter Day, Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day, National Devil’s Food Cake Day and National Hepatitis Testing Day
There are 6 days until Memorial Day
There are 33 days until Father’s Day
There are 46 days until the 4th of July
Today is the day that…
— in 1643, Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England
— in 1883, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody opened Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Omaha, Nebraska
— in 1884, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus first performed
— in 1898, Congress passes the Private Mailing Card Act, allowing private publishers and printers to produce postcards
— in 1945, Pete Townshend of The Who is born in Chiswick, United Kingdom.
— in 1960, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed was arrested on charges of commercial bribery during the radio industry’s payola scandal.
— in 1962, Less than three months before her death, Marilyn Monroe makes one of her last public appearances at President John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday celebration, where she famously sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” in his honor.
— also in 1962, St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner’s National League record with his 3,431rd hit
— in 1972, Elton John releases the album Honky Chateau, which includes “Rocket Man.” It becomes his first #1 album in America.
— in 1973, Stevie Wonder hits #1 in America with “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”
— in 1977, the movie “Smokey & the Bandit” premieres, starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason
— in 1979, Two months after getting married, Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd finally have a wedding reception. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison are guests, and jam together for the first time in almost 10 years.
— in 1984, The Michael Jackson song “Thriller” falls off the Hot 100, ending a run of hits from the Thriller album that started on November 6, 1982, when “The Girl Is Mine” entered the tally. In that stretch, only two weeks went by without a Thriller song on the chart.
— in 1990, Madonna’s “Vogue” hits #1 on the US singles chart
— in 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown because the title character chose to have a child out of wedlock
— also in 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and wounded by her husband’s teenage lover, Amy Fisher
— in 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64
— in 1997, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker got married
— in 2005, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith opened by making $50 million
— in 2009, The first episode of the TV series Glee airs on Fox, featuring a Glee Club performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” that brings the song back to the charts.
— in 2011, Katie Couric signed off of the “CBS Evening News” for the last time
— and in 2018, American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family
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