Numerous things happened on any given day throughout history. Choosing May 19th as an example, one of the most notable events was the death of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who died at the age of 59, according to Yahoo News. However, it is also worth noting that Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded on the same day in 1536 after supposedly cheating on the King.Continue Reading
On May 19, 1913, a California governor signed the Webb-Hartley law, which prohibited immigrants without citizenship from owning farm land. Eight years later, Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which restricted the number of incoming immigrants to the United States. This law put into place both a limit on European immigrants and a quota with which to set that restriction.
In 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on May 19th at age 64 in New York. One of the most popular first ladies in history, and married to the 35th President John F. Kennedy, she was both an editor and a fashion icon. After President Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 21, 1963, Jackie married a shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis,
Several actors and musicians celebrate birthdays on May 19th. Among them are James Fox, Peter Mayhew, The Who singer-composer Pete Townshend, actress Polly Walker, Jason Gray-Stanford and ZZ Top singer Dusty Hill.Learn more about US History
Some Indian or Native American tribes that are still around today are the Cherokee, Navajo, Apache, Iroquois and Creek. The Cherokee currently has the largest population, as of 2015, with 729,000 individuals. The Navajo at the second most populous tribe has less than half that number at 298,000. The Pueblo and Creek tribes each have a population of about 70,000.Full Answer >
Social life in colonial Rhode Island was as complicated and diverse as social life today. One's social mobility and freedom was dictated by class and wealth, as well as religion.Full Answer >
Prices in the 1950s were substantially lower than they are today. The1950s is a suitable decade for price comparisons because it was not until the end of the Second World War that the emergence of the middle class is first seen in the United States. Price comparisons involve the items typically purchased or considered hallmarks of middle-class Americans.Full Answer >
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, cost approximately $5 million to build in the late 1800s, which equates to around $90 million in today's currency. The house was built between 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II, an art collector who made his fortune in steamboats, railroads and other business endeavors.Full Answer >