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  1. On May 19 2011, South Korea passed a bill that doesn't allow children under 16 to play video games from 10:30 P.M. to 6:00 A.M

  2. On May 19, 1713, two hundred citizens rioted on the Boston Common due to a food shortage in the city. They later attacked the ships and warehouses of wealthy merchant Andrew Belcher, who was exporting grain to the Caribbean for higher profits. The lieutenant governor was shot during the riot.

  3. The Bosnian Romeo and Juliet. They were killed by snipers on 19 May 1993, while trying to cross the Vrbanja bridge to the Serb-occupied territory of Grbavica

  4. As of May 19, 2016, Betty Reid Soskin at age 94, she is the oldest National Park Ranger serving the United States.

  5. Coca-Cola was first served on May 8th, 1886. At that time, only 9 colas were served in an average day: 3285 a year. Today, worldwide, 19,400 Coke products are consumed every second.

  6. Astronomers also found two bright spots at about 19 degrees north latitude in a crater on Ceres. It is not believed that they are volcanic in origin. The bright spots indicate a material that is highly reflective and researchers believe it may be ice or salts.

  7. On May 19, the Ottomans initiated the Third Attack on ANZAC Cove, but were repelled. More than 3,000 Turks died in the battle versus only 168 ANZACs. The two sides called a temporary truce to bury the dead.

  8. A mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon of May 19, 1780; the cause has never been determined.

  9. On May 19, 1996, Kermit the Frog gave the commencement address at Southampton College's graduation ceremony after being awarded an honorary doctorate in Amphibious Letters for his contributions to environmental awareness and education.

  10. On May 19, 1780, the sky went dark over New England, such that candles were required from noon on.

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On May 19, 1969, The US Supreme Court declared the "Marihuana Tax Act" unconstitutional during the case Leary v. United States

Mount Everest may not be the tallest mountain This is based on the definition of tallest from base to summit Everest is the tallest above sea level at 29,035 feet while Mauna Kea of Hawaii stands at 33,500 feet of which 19,700 is below sea level is the tallest from base to summit.

In 1910, some drug manufacturers profited from sales of "comet pills". Since, Earth passed directly through the tail of Halley’s Comet in May 19, 1910. Despite reassurances from astronomers, the public believed that all life would be extinguished.

Parks Canada was established on May 19, 1911, as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior, becoming the world's first national park service.

In 2015, Akron Police Department released a wanted picture of a man who reportedly pooped on 19 parked cars in driveways since May 2012, he hasn’t been found yet.

The fastest film produced (script to screen) is 71 hours and 19 minutes achieved by Nandana Hewapanna, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 22-25 May 2014.

On May 6, 1967, Maureen Wilton, a 13-year-old girl from a suburb of Toronto, Canada, became the first Canadian female to complete a marathon and broke the women’s marathon world record of 3:19 . Then disappeared from the world of running.

A convoy of 19 elephants, a zebra, a llama, and a pony had to walk through the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City during a railroad strike on May 17, 1971

Schools and offices will be closed May 19 in Berkeley, CA for Malcolm X Day

Norma Ann Sykes (born 19 May 1936), better known as Sabrina, was a 1950s English glamour model who progressed to a minor movie career. Her main claim to fame was her hourglass figure of prodigious 41-inch (100 cm) breasts coupled with a tiny 19-inch (48 cm) waist and 36-inch (91 cm) hips.

When the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922, Lincoln's only surviving son, 78-year-old Robert Todd Lincoln, was in attendance. The statue of Lincoln sits at 19 feet tall and if he were to stand up, he'd be 28 feet tall.

In 1969 the Murchison meteorite fell in Victoria, Australia: it had been discovered to contain over 90 amino acids- only 19 of which were found on Earth; Scientists believe there may be millions of distinct organic compounds contained within the meteorite.

Mark Zuckerberg's marriage status update on May 19,2012 is still receiving comments

White Army Russian general Yevgeny Miller lived in exile in Paris before being kidnapped there by Soviet NKVD officers (who pretend to be German Abwehr agents) in 1937 and being smuggled back to Moscow, where he was tortured and summarily shot 19 months later (on May 11, 1939).

A film released in May tells the story of Zahid Mubarek, a 19-year-old Asian man who was killed by his racist cellmate in 2000.

25 years ago today (19 May) Willy T. Ribbs became the first African-American driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

ThatRory D. Root (November 8, 1957 – May 19, 2008) was the owner of Comic Relief, an influential comic book retailer in Berkeley, California.

In MSM during WW1 Muslims were known as Mussulman or Mahometans, Serbia was known as Servia and pilots were known as aviatrixs or birdmen. Also, a May 19, 1916 headline from the Chicago Tribune read, “Boys have gay spending orgy on teacher’s $80”

Kermit the Frog was awarded an honorary doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996, at Southampton College, New York, where he also gave a commencement speech.

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The identity of the soldier from the iconic 'War Is Hell' photograph was unknown for many decades until recently when he was identified as Larry Wayne Chaffin from St. Louis. He served in Vietnam for one year beginning in May 1965 and was 19 when the photo was taken.

About Don Gorske, the man who, on 19 May 1972, had his first Big Mac. He then proceeded to eat 8 more that day. Since then, he has consumed over 30,000 Big Macs and maintains a healthy cholesterol level and weight.

On 19 May 2161, all eight planets will be nearly lined up on the same side of the sun.

Igloos can get up to 60 degrees F. Snow is used because the air pockets trapped in it make it an insulator. On the outside, temperatures may be as low as −45 °C (−49 °F), but on the inside the temperature may range from −7 to 16 °C (19 to 61 °F) when warmed by body heat alone.

Art. 1, Sec. 5 of the Constitution prescribes that “Each House May... with concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.” Only 5 people have ever been expelled from the House, but 15 have been expelled from the Senate. 19 of the 20 were Democrats, and 17 of the expulsions were from 1861 to 62.