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In 1655, the Invasion of Caribbean country of [blank] begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
In 1743, Jean-Pierre Christin developed the [blank] temperature scale.
In 1911, Parks [blank], the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
In 1921, United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on [blank].
In 1950, a barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, [blank], devastating the city.
In 1950, Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to ships and commerce from [blank].
In 1962, a birthday salute to President John F. Kennedy is hosted in New York's Time Square headlined by a performance of 'Happy Birthday' by [blank].
In 1971, Mars 2 is launched by the [blank].
In 1986, the [blank] Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
In 2016, EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to [blank], killing all on board.
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In 1886, Francis Biddle was born. He was the 58th [blank] General of the United States.
In 1925, black civil rights activist [blank] was born.
In 1973, Scottish race car driver Dario Franchitti was born. What was his main sponsor for when he won the 2012 Indy 500?
In 988, English archbishop Dunstan died. He is referenced in Charles Dickens' popular story [blank] for nailing a red-hot horseshoe to the devil.
In 1864, American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne died. His ancestor John Hathorne was one of the judges in the [blank].
In 1994, the 37th First Lady of the United States [blank] died.
May 19 is the Christian feast day of St. Ivo of Kermartin. The Catholic Church recognizes him as the patron saint of [blank].
May 19 is celebrated as Ho Chi Minh's birthday in [blank].
May 19 is [blank] Testing Day in the United States.
May 19 is Mother's Day in [blank]stan.

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